A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
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.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
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.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.
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.
Only you can control your future.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves