Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in the harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out.

Tell your wife often how terrific she looks.

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up up them.

Don't waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.

A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.

Don't delay acting on a good idea. Chances are someone else has just thought of it, too. Success comes to the one who acts first.

When you have nothing important or interesting to say, don't let anyone persuade you to say it.

Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.

Hold puppies, kittens, and babies anytime you get the chance.

Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.

A kiss on the beach when there is a full moon is the closest thing to heaven.

Luck marches with those who give their very best.

Live and learn and pass it on.

When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of.

Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated.

As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner in South Africa. We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release.

Believe in miracles but dont depend on them.

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.

Encourage anyone who is trying to improve mentally, physically, or spiritually.

When starting out, don’t worry about not having enough money. Limited funds are a blessing, not a curse. Nothing encourages creative thinking in quite the same way.

I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.

If you want to do something and you feel in your bones that it's the right thing to do, do it. Intuition is often as important as the facts.

If you kiss someone on the back of the neck, it spreads.

You can take as much as you can from the generation that has preceded you, but then it's up to you to make something new.

You can't hire someone to practice for you.

Living big and joyful and content is almost always the result of our finding satisfaction in life's ordinary day-to-day pleasures. And God must be fond of them, too, for He made so many of them for us to enjoy.

Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

Let people know what you stand for and what you won't stand for.

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

Watch your finances like a hawk.

Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.

So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet. I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument you could whip out at a party. Let's face it.

Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Be persistent, persistent, persistent...and have a grateful heart!

When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.

I've learned to keep looking ahead. There are still so many good books to read, sunsets to see, friends to visit, and old dogs to take walks with.

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

Life is slippery. We all need a loving hand to hold onto.

I'm sensitive, you know, about some things, and as some of my partners could attest to, incredibly insensitive.

Commit yourself to a mighty purpose.

Music itself is a great source of relaxation. Parts of it anyway. Working in the studio, that's not relaxing, but playing an instrument that I don't know how to play is unbelievably relaxing, because I don't have any pressure on me.

Let some things remain mysterious.