We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
I donít think we are going to become extinct. We are very clever and very resourceful.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.