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.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
You shape your own destiny.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think