Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Be quick, but don't hurry.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
You reach a point where you don't work for money.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Listen if you want to be heard
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.