Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
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.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.