I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
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.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Be yourself, let you come through.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
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.
There is always room at the top.
Above all things, respect yourself.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.