Don't wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
What one has to do usually can be done.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
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.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
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!
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Itís not about what it is, itís about what it can become.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.