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.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
If youre in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.
Success in life depends on action, that is, on what you do, and not what you Feel or think, and the price of success is hard work.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
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.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
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.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
What one has to do usually can be done.
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.