I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
I am the captain of my soul.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
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 can't you must, and if you must you can.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.