When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Fake it until you make it.
Only you can control your future.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
You reach a point where you don't work for money.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
Be quick, but don't hurry.