Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
When things go wrong don't go with them
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Advertising is legalized lying.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
Please all, and you will please none.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
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.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
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.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.