Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
I like refried beans. That’s why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they’re just as good and we’re just wasting time. You don’t have to fry them again after all.
Y’know, you can’t please all the people all the time… and last night, all those people were at my show.
Every time I go and shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving. So I say, ‘I’m gonna go shave, too.’
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.