A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
I am the captain of my soul.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
How long should you try? Until.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.