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.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
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.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another....
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.