You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
Well done is better than well said.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Nothing will work unless you do.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
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!
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
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.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.