He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
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.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.