Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
The object of living is work, experience, and happiness. There is joy in work. All that money can do is buy us someone else’s work in exchange for our own. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Topics: Happiness, Work, Goals, Religion, Aspirations, Accomplishment
When everything seems to be going against you, remember the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never carries very far. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die. But when a business ceases to be creative, when it believes it has reached perfection and needs to do nothing but produce-no improvement, no development-it is done.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done. 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: Possibilities, Potential, Goals, Money, Security, Knowledge
Time and money spent in helping men do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.
- J. P. Morgan American Financier, Philanthropist
- Harvey Samuel Firestone American Businessperson
- Andrew Grove Hungarian-born American Businessperson
- Lee Iacocca American Businessperson
- W. Clement Stone American Businessperson
- Richard DeVos American Businessman, Philanthropist
- Allen Klein American Businessperson
- Clarence Francis American Business Executive
- Thomas J. Watson, Sr. American Business Executive
- Robert Kiyosaki American Businessperson