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.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
All wealth is the product of labor.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
One man with courage is a majority.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
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.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.