When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
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.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
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.
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.