A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
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.
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.
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
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.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.