It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
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.
What one has to do usually can be done.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another....
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
I`d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.