I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
I donít think we are going to become extinct. We are very clever and very resourceful.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
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.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
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.
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.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
One man with courage is a majority.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.