Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck 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.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.