You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
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.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
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.