To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
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.