It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
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
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.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
The finest task for an Engineer – to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.