I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
All wealth is the product of labor.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
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.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
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.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
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.