Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
How long should you try? Until.
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.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
When I give, I give myself.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.