I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Fake it until you make it.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.