Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.