First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
You are never too old to become younger!
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
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.
Aim for the highest.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.