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.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
Ideas come from everything
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.