Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
Never complain and never explain.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
After a storm comes a calm.
Know or listen to those who know.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.