Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
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.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
All wealth is the product of labor.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.