"All too much of the man-made is ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos. Good design should not dominate things, it should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role."

"Attract what you expect, Reflect what you desire, Become what you respect, Mirror what you admire, Understand before you reject, Stay dressed in proper attire."

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model of reality that makes the existing model obsolete.

"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."

"It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things."

"Anyone who says money doesn’t buy happiness, doesn’t know where to shop."

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."

Travel is by far the leading cure for prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power."

"Talk about your blessing more than you talk about your burdens. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

"Social networks are creating a superficial generation that always show what they purchased and how they wore it. All I want to know is what did you invent, whose life are you changing and what are you adding to the world? The only way to predict your future is to create it."

Someone once asked me, “Why do you insist on taking the hard road?” I replied, “Why do you assume I see two roads?

"If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, then you are fooling yourself. That’s like expecting a hungry lioness not to eat you because you didn’t eat her."