The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Fear of failure is what fuels me, keeps me on edge and sharp. I’m not as good when I’m comfortable.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
You have to believe in yourself, that’s the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.