Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
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.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Be yourself, let you come through.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
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.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
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.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
There is always room at the top.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain