While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.
If you are poor, you are not likely to live long.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.
Fools multiply when wise men are silent.
It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
I never lose. I either win or learn.
As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.
When people are determined they can overcome anything.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.
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.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
Courage is not the absence of fear — it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.
One of the most difficult things is not to change society — but to change yourself.
A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.