Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
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.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
I am the captain of my soul.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
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.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
Listen to many, speak to a few.