Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
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.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
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.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.