I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
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...
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
If youre in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another....
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
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.