The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
Itís not about what it is, itís about what it can become.
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.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Listen if you want to be heard
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...
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.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing