If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
He who thinks little errs much
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
The destination of the seekerů depends on the road he takes.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.