There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
The man whose acquisitions stick is the man who is always achieving and advancing whilst his neighbors, spending most of their time in relearning what they once knew but have forgotten, simply hold their own.
An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible.
Our minds thus grow in spots and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as little as possible we keep unaltered as much of our old knowledge, as many of our old prejudices and beliefs, as we can.
When a thing is new, people say 'It is not true.' Later, when its truth becomes obvious, they say 'It is not important.' Finally, when its importance cannot be denied, they say 'Anyway, it is not new.'
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome.
These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
In business for yourself, not by yourself.
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives
To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has been set like plaster, and will never soften again.
All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.
The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers
When once a decision is reached and execution is the order of the day, dismiss absolutely all responsibility and care about the outcome
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist
The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.
The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action
One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.
Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions.