I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Freedom and independence form my character.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
Don't stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Aim for the highest.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.