When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
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.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
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.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
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
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.