I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
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 have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
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.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.