What I cannot create, I do not understand.
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.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Please all, and you will please none.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
The successful leader must plan his work and work his plan.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
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.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone