I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
Don't stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.