No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
When I give, I give myself.
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.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.