I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
You reach a point where you don't work for money.
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.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
Genius is eternal patience.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
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.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.