Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
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.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I am possible'
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
There is always room at the top.