A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
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.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.