You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
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.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
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.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.