I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
You shape your own destiny.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
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.
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.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
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.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes