If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Genius is eternal patience.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.