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.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
How long should you try? Until.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
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.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.