Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave, or they are no better than dreams.
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do.
Luck to me is something else: Hard work -- and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant.
By the power of faith every enduring work is accomplished.
Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
In every work of genius, we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Get a good idea and stay with it. Do it, and work at it until it's done right.
Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man.
Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking
Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of work.
No man who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be
All I was doing was trying to get home from work.
We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work
Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
The first step in providing economic equality for women is to ensure a stable economy in which every person who wants to work can work.
Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form.
Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.