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.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
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.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.