I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
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.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
Please all, and you will please none.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.