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.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
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.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
He who thinks little errs much
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Success in life depends on action, that is, on what you do, and not what you Feel or think, and the price of success is hard work.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Itís not about what it is, itís about what it can become.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Fake it until you make it.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
The finest task for an Engineer Ė to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.