Early in life I had to choose between arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
Develop an infallible technique and then place yourself at the mercy of inspiration.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
A committee can't succeed if everybody's on board, but nobody's at the wheel.
Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.
Committees should be made up of three people: one who is always out of the country; one who is sick at home; and the chairman, who makes a decision and moves things forward quickly.
A committee is a collection of the unfit chosen from the unwilling by the incompetent to do the necessary.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
As you go into the future, find time to become a happy person.
Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.