Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
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
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
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.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.