Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
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.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
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.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
When I give, I give myself.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.