The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
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.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.