Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
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.