When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
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.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
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.
Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
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.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.
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.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It s courage that counts.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
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
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.