One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
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.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
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.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
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 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.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It s courage that counts.
Nothing will work unless you do.
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.