I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
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.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Itís not about what it is, itís about what it can become.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
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.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
The successful leader must plan his work and work his plan.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
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
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.