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.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone
Fake it until you make it.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Genius is eternal patience.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Please all, and you will please none.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing