I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
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.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.