I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.