Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Advertising is legalized lying.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
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.
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
Good things happen to those who hustle.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.