Above all things, respect yourself.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we 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.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.