Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
It's always too early to quit.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
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.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.