If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
The finest task for an Engineer – to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
Great companies are built on great products.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.