Our life is what our thoughts make it.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
Aim for the highest.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
You shape your own destiny.
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.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
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.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?