Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
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.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.