It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
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!
If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.