A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Be yourself, let you come through.
Make today worth remembering.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.