We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
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.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?