Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.