The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
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.
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.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
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.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
The finest task for an Engineer – to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
Genius is eternal patience.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.