Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
Aim for the highest.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.