You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Aim for the highest.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.