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 give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
You got to get it while you can.
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.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.