Listen if you want to be heard
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
You reach a point where you don't work for money.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
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.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.