Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...