Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
If youre in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
The successful leader must plan his work and work his plan.
Well done is better than well said.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
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.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.