I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
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!
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there
Percentages are why I am rich.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure