I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
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.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.