If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
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.