Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
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.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
When I give, I give myself.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.