What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
Above all things, respect yourself.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.