Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I am possible'
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
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.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
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.
A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.