Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it - well, it is dangerous - but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work
Well done is better than well said.
If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?
The secret of getting ahead is getting started
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times; for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them
That is basically me, and although I have done many things in my life - conducting, playing piano, and so on - what is fundamental is my being a composer.
Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
So little done, so much to do..
Nelson Mandela said: 'It always seems impossible until it's done.' Peace is possible.
We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we're going. And get the job done.
The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood.
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