We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Above all things, respect yourself.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
They alone live, who live for others.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
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.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.