It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
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.
Genius is eternal patience.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
He who thinks little errs much
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
Eighty percent of success is showing up.