Profit is a by-product of work; happiness is its chief product.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
What we call evil, it seems to me, is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark.
A man given to pride is usually proud of the wrong thing.
You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.
Topics: Attitude, Determination, Enthusiasm
Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that is all.
He who would really benefit mankind must reach them through their work.
Asking “who ought to be the boss” is like asking “who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?” Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.
Money is like an arm or leg—use it or lose it.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Topics: Knowledge, Independence
The question Who ought to be boss? is like as Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
There are two ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd. One is by having a job so big you can go home before the bell rings if you want to. The other is by finding so much to do that you must stay after the others have gone. The one who enjoys the former once took advantage of the latter.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
If there is any great secret of success in life, it lies in the ability to put yourself in the other person’s place and to see things from his point of view—as well as your own.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
To do more for the world than the world does for you—that is success.
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