We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
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.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
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.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
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.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.