Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cant take their eyes off of you.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
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.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe 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.