Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
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.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.
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.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
Genius is eternal patience.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.