There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
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.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It s courage that counts.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
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.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine