Give up trying to make me give up
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
The time is always right to do the right thing
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
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.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Think globally, act locally.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.