It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
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.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
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.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.