There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
He who thinks little errs much
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!
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
The finest task for an Engineer – to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.