Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
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.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
They alone live, who live for others.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.