I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.