To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
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.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.