When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen 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.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
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.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.