Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
The time is always right to do the right thing
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
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.
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.