Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Nothing will work unless you do.
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.
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.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
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.
Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
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.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.