Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
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.
Don't wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cant take their eyes off of you.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
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.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
Please all, and you will please none.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.