Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
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 crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
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.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.