Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
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.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Above all things, respect yourself.