If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Only you can control your future.
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.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.