Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
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...
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
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.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
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.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.