I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
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.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
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.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.