Freedom and independence form my character.
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.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
I am the captain of my soul.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.