Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.
When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.
You have to be burning with "an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right." If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.
If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
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