If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
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.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.