Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to 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.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
The best way out is always through.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
You are never too old to become younger!
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.