Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
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 superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.