We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.