Above all things, respect yourself.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
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.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.