Please all, and you will please none.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
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.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Good things happen to those who hustle.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs