"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
~ Steve Job
"There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls."
~ Dr. Howard Thurman
"We cannot afford to settle for being just average; we must learn as much as we can to be the best that we can. The key word is education-that's knowledge-education with maximum effort.
~ Bill Cosby
"Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force which can change it."
~ James Baldwin
"If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started."
~ Marcus Garvey
"I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move."
~ Rosa Parks
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us."
~ Wilma Rudolph