I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
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.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
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.