At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
Please all, and you will please none.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
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.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
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.
What one has to do usually can be done.
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
The destination of the seekerů depends on the road he takes.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...