I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
Be yourself, let you come through.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.