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.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Be yourself, let you come through.
Everything you can imagine is real.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.