Of all natural forces, vitality is the incommunicable one. Vitality never takes. You have it or you haven't it, like health or brown eyes or a baritone voice.
Better to aim at a star than shoot down a well; you'll hit higher.
Two-minute attitude drill: To everyone: You can trust me. I'm committed to excellence. I care about you as a person. EVERY DAY: Do good. Do your best. Treat others as you would be treated. FOR TODAY: Nothing negative will escape my lips.
An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain all that he can't see.
How to trap an atheist: Serve him a fine meal, then ask him if he believes there is a cook.
If you don't want to deal with the devil, don't go in his shop. Keep on the Lord's side of the fence.
Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it.
The key to getting everything you want is to never put all your begs in one ask-it!
Art the end result of perception, wisdom, intelligence, discipline, hard work, passion, luck, accident, and coincidence.
Many bad artists will tell you that art is life. There's a subtle difference however. You can turn your back on art
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
To find out what others are feeling, don't prod or poke. If you want play with a turtle, you can't get it to come out of its shell by prodding and poking it with a stick, you might kill it. Be gentle not harsh, hard or forceful.
Poetry doesn't belong to those who write it, but to those who need it.
Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you --like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist --or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.
For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.
It's never too late to start planning for the future.
Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there.
Plan more than you can do, then do it. Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Hitch your wagon to a star, keep your seat, and there you are.
Plan well before you take the journey. Remember the carpenter's rule: Measure twice, cut once.
PLANNING VS REACTING: How organized are you? Could your life be called a ballet or is it a hockey game (or a pin-ball machine)? However, even in a hockey game, good hockey player learn to skate to where the puck WILL BE.
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