It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
A holding company is the people you give your money to while you're being searched.
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.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Itís not about what it is, itís about what it can become.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Please all, and you will please none.