"Where most men work for degrees after their names, we work for one before our names: 'St.' It's a much more difficult degree to attain. It takes a lifetime, and you don't get your diploma until you're dead."
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."
"Nothing will work unless you do."
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
"Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."
"I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ask for the ballot for the Negro and not for the woman."
"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
"Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding."
"The Chinese have a theory that you pass through boredom into fascination and I think it’s true. I would never choose a subject for what it means to me or what I think about it. You’ve just got to choose a subject – and what you feel about it, what it means, begins to unfold if you just plain choose a subject and do it enough."
"If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic."
"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying."
"Act, and God will act."
"Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast."
"I am not afraid... I was born to do this."
"I know that I pray a lot, and I take time for myself."
"The subconscious doesn't distinguish sarcasm and jokes. It just accepts what it hears. That's the power of words."
"Wherever the poor are heard and respected, the face of God is illuminated."
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
"Hope is a waking dream."
"No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world."