If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
The finest task for an Engineer – to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.