You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
There is always room at the top.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.