Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
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?
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
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.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
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.