Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
What one has to do usually can be done.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
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.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.