If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Listen if you want to be heard
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
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.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cant take their eyes off of you.