Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
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.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
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.
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.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
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.