The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
I am the lizard king. I can do anything.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.