I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
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...
Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
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.
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.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great