You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
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.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
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.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are