If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
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.
Please all, and you will please none.
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.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Advertising is legalized lying.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
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.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.