The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
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.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone
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.
Fake it until you make it.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.