One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
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.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.