The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.