I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
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.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
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.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
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.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?