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.
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.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.