The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I am possible'
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
The best way out is always through.