Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Above all things, respect yourself.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.