The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
I believe that every person is born with talent.