It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
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.
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.