You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
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.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.