When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
I am the captain of my soul.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
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.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
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.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.