A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
A man growing old becomes a child again.
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Give light and people will find the way.
God gave us the gift of life; It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
I buy when other people are selling.
While the other guy's sleeping, I'm working. While the other guy's eating, I'm working.
The surest way to bring goodness to yourself is to make it your intention to do good for somebody else.
There is no point at which you can say, Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.
The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time.
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?.
I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.
I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries.
Fortune favors the brave.
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.
You may delay, but time will not.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
What I lack in genius I make up for with effort.
Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one.
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
In order to be truly happy, you must live along with, and you must stand for something larger than yourself.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.