The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
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 production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time
For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it