The unexamined life is not worth living.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Freedom and independence form my character.
You shape your own destiny.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.