It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
Genius is eternal patience.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.
It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
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.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
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.
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.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs