If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
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.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
I donít think we are going to become extinct. We are very clever and very resourceful.
I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.