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 easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
A holding company is the people you give your money to while you're being searched.
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
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.