If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
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.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
What one has to do usually can be done.
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.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Advertising is legalized lying.
Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.
For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
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.