I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Listen if you want to be heard
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
What one has to do usually can be done.
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.