Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to 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.
You got to get it while you can.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
How long should you try? Until.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.