I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Ideas come from everything
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
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.
All wealth is the product of labor.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.