We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
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 wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
Only when I fall do I get up again.