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.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
Make today worth remembering.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.