We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
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.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.