To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.