If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Vision without execution is just hallucination.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.