The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Above all things, respect yourself.
Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
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 secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.