Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
One man with courage is a majority.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
Aim for the highest.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.