People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
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 aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
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.