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 finest task for an Engineer – to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another....
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
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.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to 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
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
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
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.