When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
Paint a masterpiece daily. Always autograph your work with excellence.
My opinion is that anybody offended by breastfeeding is staring too hard
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
People think responsibility is hard to bear. It's not. I think that sometimes it is the absence of responsibility that is harder to bear. You have a great feeling of impotence.
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.