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.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. Ö Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
How long should you try? Until.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?