Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
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.
Above all things, respect yourself.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.