If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Aim for the highest.
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.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.