We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
When I give, I give myself.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
One man with courage is a majority.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.