Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
Listen to many, speak to a few.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
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.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.