Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Ideas come from everything
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Aim for the highest.
They alone live, who live for others.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.