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.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
The destination of the seekerů depends on the road he takes.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
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.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Advertising is legalized lying.
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.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Good things happen to those who hustle.