We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
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.
You got to get it while you can.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Above all things, respect yourself.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.