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.
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 feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
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.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Always do what you are afraid to do.