One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.