There is little success where there is little laughter.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
Don't wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
Genius is eternal patience.
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?