Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Genius is eternal patience.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
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 your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
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.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.