To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
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.
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.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.