Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
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.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.
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...
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
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.
The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.