If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
You shape your own destiny.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.