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.
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.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Percentages are why I am rich.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.