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.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
The successful leader must plan his work and work his plan.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
It is better to serve like steel than rust and wither away like iron.
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.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
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.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.