Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Ideas come from everything
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
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.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.