Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.