You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
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.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
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.
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.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.