It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Genius is eternal patience.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
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.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cant take their eyes off of you.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
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.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.