Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
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!
Fake it until you make it.
For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Don't wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.