When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.