A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?