Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
There is always room at the top.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
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.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak