Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire