The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
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.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
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...
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows