In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
Be yourself, let you come through.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
Aim for the highest.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
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.