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.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key?
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.