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.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
Be yourself, let you come through.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.