When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
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.
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Please all, and you will please none.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.