If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.
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.
Itís not about what it is, itís about what it can become.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
I`d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
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.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Only you can control your future.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.