He that can have patience can have what he will.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.