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.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.