Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Nothing will work unless you do.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another....
I`d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.