The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It s courage that counts.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
Itís not about what it is, itís about what it can become.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
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.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.