One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
Globalization and the neoliberal economic model have already been rejected in Latin America; it simply hasn't been a solution for our people. At the same time, Latin countries like Venezuela and Argentina are anti-imperialist and anti-globalization, and yet their economies are growing again.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
I never thought I'd live to see the day that an American administration would denounce the state of Israel for rebuilding Jerusalem.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
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