The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
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.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
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.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
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.
Nothing will work unless you do.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
Well done is better than well said.
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.