Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
You are never too old to become younger!
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.