We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Freedom and independence form my character.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
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.
I am the captain of my soul.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.