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.
He who thinks little errs much
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
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.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.
Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time
Well done is better than well said.
The finest task for an Engineer – to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.