Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
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.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.