I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
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.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
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.
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.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
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.
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
Only you can control your future.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
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.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.