Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key?
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
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.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'