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God sells us all things at the price of labor.
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.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
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.
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
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.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.