If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
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.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
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.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.