I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.

Every artist was first an amateur.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Life is a journey, not a destination.

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Make the most of yourself…for that is all there is of you.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

The earth laughs in flowers.

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

To be great is to be misunderstood.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.