There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
One man with courage is a majority.
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.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
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.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.