The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Freedom and independence form my character.
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.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.