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.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
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've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
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....
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.