Long experience has taught me that to be criticized is not always to be wrong.
I never did anything worth doing by accident,
nor did any of my inventions come by accident.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Planning is Everything.
There's many a one who would be idle if hunger didn't pinch him; but the stomach sets us to work.
Nothing is so good as it seems before hand.
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
In my beginning is my end.
The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
We cannot revive old factions
We cannot restore old policies
Or follow an antique drum.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Elizabeth I (Tudor)
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What deserves your attention most is the last thing to get it.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.
Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
You canít build a reputation on what youíre going to do.
Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
There are no gains without pains.
...let sleeping dogs lie unless you can do some real good by waking them up.
Don't take the fence down, until you know why it was put up.
'Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a wise man.
One good head is better than a hundred strong hands.