My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
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 citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.