He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
I am the lizard king. I can do anything.
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.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.