A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
One man with courage is a majority.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
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.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.