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.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
Ideas come from everything
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.