Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
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.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
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.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.