We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
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.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
He who thinks little errs much
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.