Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.