I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
You are never too old to become younger!
Above all things, respect yourself.
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.