The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
I failed my way to success.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Topics: Progress, Difficulties, Adversity, Discontent, Satisfaction, Failure
Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.
Topics: Perseverance, Ideas, Persistence, Virtues
Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.
There ain’t no rules around here.
We’re trying to accomplish something.
There’s a way to do it better — find it.
Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.
Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Religion is all bunk.
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Topics: Accomplishment, Action
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