It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Everything you can imagine is real.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
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.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.