Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
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.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.