In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
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.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
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.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.