When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
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.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
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 work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.