When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
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.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Great companies are built on great products.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
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.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
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.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
Percentages are why I am rich.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.