If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
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.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
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.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cant take their eyes off of you.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.