Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
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.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.