” Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”


“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”


“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.”


“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”


“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.”


“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.”


“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”


” One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.”


“One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.”