The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Freedom and independence form my character.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
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
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.