There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another....
When things go wrong don't go with them
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.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
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.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.