There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
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.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
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.
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
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.