Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
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.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
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.
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.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great