A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
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.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Above all things, respect yourself.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.