I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
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.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
When things go wrong don't go with them
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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
Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
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.
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
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.
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.