When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
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.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Genius is eternal patience.
Only you can control your future.
Well done is better than well said.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.