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.
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.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
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...
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
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.
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.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it