The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.