We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
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.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?