For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
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.
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.'
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.
Good things happen to those who hustle.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer 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.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Well done is better than well said.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.