The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
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.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.