The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
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.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Listen if you want to be heard
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.