Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We're still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
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.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem.
One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.
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