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.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
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.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
The successful leader must plan his work and work his plan.
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.