Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?