Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
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.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
Ideas come from everything
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.