If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.
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.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
The destination of the seekerů depends on the road he takes.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
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.
He who thinks little errs much
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.