Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
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.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
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.
All thinking men are atheists.
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.
When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
One man with courage is a majority.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
Above all things, respect yourself.