Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
I don't do fashion, I AM fashion.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.