Give me six hours to cut down a tree and I'll spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
First say to yourself what you would be, then do what you have to do.
In my walks, every man I meet is in some way my superior, in that I learn.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
The best time to start was last year. Failing that, today will do.
The true journey of discovery comes not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.
Happy people are not grateful, grateful people are happy.
All beauty, by analogy, may be called rhyme.
Beauty = Virtuosity + High Costs