Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
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.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
Be yourself, let you come through.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
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.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.