Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.