Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
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.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.