You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
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.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.
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.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
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.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
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.