I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
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.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
Make today worth remembering.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
Everything you can imagine is real.