I am easily satisfied with the very best.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Please all, and you will please none.
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.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
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.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
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.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.