There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
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.
Well done is better than well said.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
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.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.