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.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
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 aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
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.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.