It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
You can't make souffle rise twice.
Percentages are why I am rich.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.