I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
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.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.