My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
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 may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
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.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.