We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
Freedom and independence form my character.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.