It always seems impossible until it's done.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
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.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
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.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.