Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
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.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
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.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
When things go wrong don't go with them
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.