If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
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.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
Genius is eternal patience.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.