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.
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.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
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.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.
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.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
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.
Please all, and you will please none.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.