Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
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 crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.