We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work.
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.
The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing.
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.