The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Don't wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
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.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.