One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
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....
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.
Vision without execution is just hallucination.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
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.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.