The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.
When things go wrong don't go with them
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone