It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it in expecting evil before it arrives?
Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That's why it satisfies nobody.
The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
It is not manly to turn one's back on fortune.