Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure
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.
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.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
If it's me against 48, I feel sorry for the 48.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
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.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cant take their eyes off of you.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
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....
He who will not economize will have to agonize.