If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
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.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Be quick, but don't hurry.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cant take their eyes off of you.
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key?
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
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.
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.