Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
What one has to do usually can be done.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
If it's me against 48, I feel sorry for the 48.
Only you can control your future.
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.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.