If you do not do it excellently, do not do it at all. Because if it is not excellent, it will not be profitable or fun, and if you are not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? Why not go out on a limb? That is where the fruit is In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
The difference between doers and dreamers is that the latter wait for the mood before taking action while the former create the mood by acting. Do not tell me this a difficult problem. If it were not difficult it would not be a problem. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
The way to be safe is never to be secure. You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
When one door closes another opens. Expect that new door to reveal even greater wonders and glories and surprises. Feel yourself grow with every experience. And look for the reason for it Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you. First we will be best, and then we will be first. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Do not tell me this a difficult problem. If it were not difficult it would not be a problem. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision. Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.
All who seek the roots of life dig in solitude for them. How was Einstein able to conceive the Theory of Relativity? He said the one crucial thing that helped him was his ability to visualise: what would it be like to be riding on the end of a light beam? If you have a lemon, make lemonade.