Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
We're lost, but we're making good time
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Make today worth remembering.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
You are never too old to become younger!
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
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.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
I am the lizard king. I can do anything.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
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
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.