To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
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.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Don't stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.