If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
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 matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
All thinking men are atheists.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
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.
I am the captain of my soul.