The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
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.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Percentages are why I am rich.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
You reach a point where you don't work for money.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Please all, and you will please none.