Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
Above all things, respect yourself.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
All wealth is the product of labor.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.