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.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.