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.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
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.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
I am the captain of my soul.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Be happy, but never satisfied.