The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
What one has to do usually can be done.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.