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.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
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
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
You are never too old to become younger!
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.