Johnny Cash was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He sold a record of 90 million around the world.
He was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. He was considered a larger-than-life figure. The main genre of his music was country music. Later, he discovered blues, folk, gospel, western, rockabilly, and rock and roll. His deep and soothing voice was world-famous.
His most famous covers include "Hurt" by Nine Inch, "Rusty Cage" by Sound-garden, and "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode. He was the top recording artist of his time.
He started writing songs during military service in Germany in the early 1950s. Due to his choice of black clothes, he was also called 'Man in Black'.
Even today, the people from his industry only speak best about him, calling him the man who had integrity and was too humble. He also was a spiritual person who embraced his religion.
The dark time of his life came when he fought a battle with his drug addiction in the 1960s. This man has even recorded songs in prison.
Indeed This man had a lot, and even today, he is remembered with a smile.
Here are some of the best Johnny Cash Quotes.
All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.
You will be provided two paths at every step, one filled with love and the other with hatred. You will have to choose what you want your path to be.
If you choose hatred, then you will always be buried in pain.
If you choose to love, then you will live a content life. It is your choice.
You build on failure.
Your failure is a crucial part of your success. Every time we fail we become more resilient. It gives you true confidence and lets you see your mistakes.
Failure gives us wisdom and guidance to stand back on our feet again. That is how we strive towards our success.
Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.
Success doesn't guarantee you happiness. Success can provide you all sorts of materialistic benefits but not true peace of mind.
In fact, with success comes new dimensions of traumas and troubles that you need to face.
Life never becomes easier, even if your reach the peak. So enjoy what you have now.
You've got to know your limitations.
Everyone has a weakness. They have their limitations. It is important to know ours and to accept them.
Only after being open about your deficiency will you be able to overcome it. Don't become restricted to it.
Life is rough so you gotta be tough.
Life is not a smooth ride. You will fall many times. Your heart will break. You will lose more than you gain.
For that, you must become tough and strong. You have to be ready for many fights. You will have to stand up again. Life is tough, but if you manage to accept its harshness, you become more open and free.
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He has given me the strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat.
You are already gifted with the strength to face all the problems that you face. You are already a warrior.
Don't let adversities scare you. Be strong and fight.
I learn from my mistakes. It's a very painful way to learn, but without pain, the old saying is, there's no gain.
Every time you do something wrong, you learn. After learning, you become better.
Making mistakes isn't quite sweet, but you will never attain new entities without making mistakes.
Be open to mistakes. It is essential for your learning process.
I wore black because I liked it.
Johnny Cash was famous for his style that was 'black clothes'. He was asked questions and even criticized. But he chose to ignore them and continued wearing black.
It inspires us to be ourselves, no matter how much they say wrong about us.
I found out that there weren't too many limitations if I did it my way.
If you choose to do things you want to do, your journey will be as fulfilling as your achievement.
You will never be fatigued. You will enjoy the whole process. Problems will not stress you. It all will be fun if only you listen to your heart.
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No matter how much you've sinned, no matter how much you've stumbled, no matter how much you fall, no matter how far you've got from God, don't give up. You can still be redeemed. As someone says, keep the faith.
No matter how many times you have messed things up. No matter how much you have let yourself or others down. No matter how many times you have failed. Things get better. You improve with time.
Have faith that things will work out well after all.
Listen to your heart.
Our heart leads the path of our soul. What you want is the actual path that you must follow. Let your heart guide you.
Listen to it. Understand it and then follow it. You will find prosperity only then.
When God forgave me, I figured I'd better do it too.
Put the past behind you and move on. Let yourself be free from all the blunders you made. God forgives you, he is very kind. Forgive yourself too, be kind to yourself too.
Your past is a learning experience. Quit making yourself feel traumatized by what you did or what you not did.
Just move on and try to grow out of it.
I don't give up. I don't give up...
Only a few people can make it. Only a few can become what they want to become. It is not luck but their strength to not give up and steady persistence that makes them so stiff.
Everyone chases the sky, but one who believes in standing up every time he falls reaches the sky.
Happiness is being at peace, being with loved ones, being comfortable...but most of all, it's having those loved ones.
Happiness does not lie in external objects. It does not come with materialistic things. Success doesn't provide you happiness.
Happiness is attained by the peace of mind. When you are surrounded by people you love and accept your life the way it is, you find real peace of mind that gives you stability.
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We'll all be equal under the grass.
We are born in different skins. We have been raised in different environments. We have different points of view and different ideologies.
But for God and nature, we all are just the same. All the laws work undivided on us.
The rain falls on each one of us. The sunrays spread equally for all.
We all are equal.
It's good to know who hates you and it is good to be hated by the right people.
Not all human beings will love. There will be people who always criticize you or envy you no matter what you do.
Don't over-think it. It is important to know who does hate you because it is important to be hated by the right people.
Criticism comes with breaking new ground. It is an inevitable part of life if you have reached your target and have attained something.
I have tried drugs and a little of everything else, and there is nothing in the world more soul-satisfying than having the kingdom of God building inside you and growing.
No sort of pleasure can be compared to half of the pleasure of becoming something. The way you grow from your troubles is exceptional.
The tranquillity you feel after growing and learning is exceptional. You are gifted with the magic of becoming new. We all are.
Close the door on the past.
While walking, remember to shut the door of the past. What happened cannot be changed, your mistakes cannot be undone.
Forget and keep moving on. Concentrate on your today. And practice for your tomorrow.
Dump the burden of history.
I guess I've never been normal, not what you call establishment.
You do not need to fit in the paradigms of the world's perspective of a 'settled' person. Do what you want to do and do it the way you want to do.
Like Cash was considered 'man of his own ways'; be your own way. Don't let anyone tell you how you are supposed to be.
I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy.
Some dreams are so pure, just like Cash's. When we have our heart in something, then no matter what else happens, we always find ourselves in that particular thing.Johnny Cash