Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the b
And while the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
The man who dies rich dies disgraced.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth, so that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line
Upon the sacredness of property civilization itself depends - the right of the laborer to his hundred dollars in the savings bank, and equally the legal right of the millionaire to his millions
The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, I can't.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it
Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
The secret of success lies not in doing your own work, but in recognizing the right man to do it
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital.... The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.