Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
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.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
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.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.