Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
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
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
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.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.