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
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
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
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Nothing will work unless you do.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
He who thinks little errs much
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there
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.