If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
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.
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.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
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.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.