We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
The time is always right to do the right thing
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
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.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
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