We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Be yourself, let you come through.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
All thinking men are atheists.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
When I give, I give myself.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?