Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
Only you can control your future.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
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.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
Be quick, but don't hurry.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
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.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.