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.
We're lost, but we're making good time
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
You shape your own destiny.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.