I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
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
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
Success in life depends on action, that is, on what you do, and not what you Feel or think, and the price of success is hard work.
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
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!
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
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.