Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
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.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
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...
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
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 power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.