We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
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.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
You reach a point where you don't work for money.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.