Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.
Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving.
A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.
Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.
Before you begin a thing remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. ... You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.
All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only upon the full use of our creative imagination.
If we have not achieved our early dreams, we must either find new ones or see what we can salvage from the old. If we have accomplished what we set out to do in our youth, we need not weep like Alexander the Great that we have no more worlds to conquer.
What man can imagine he may one day achieve.
Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.
Our visions begin with our desires.
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
One must desire something to be alive: perhaps absolute satisfaction is only another name for Death.
The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay.
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that... women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.