There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
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.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
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.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
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.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.