To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
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.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
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.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.