Only when I fall do I get up again.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
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.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
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.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
There is always room at the top.