I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
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.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Only you can control your future.
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....
For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.