The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
I don't do fashion, I AM fashion.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.