You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
I believe that every person is born with talent.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.