Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.
Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage.
Faith without action is delusion. Faith does not wait for miracles but produces them. If you think you can or if you think you can't, you are right.
Strive for minimum waste, minimum profit, maximum distribution.
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible.
If we had more justice there would be less need of charity.
Power and machinery, money and goods, are useful only as they set us free to live.
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
That the Devil finds work for idle hands to do is probably true. But there is a profound difference between leisure and idleness.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Before everything else; getting ready is the secret of success.
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
Any colour - so long as it's black.
Most of the present acute troubles of the world arise out of taking on new ideas without first carefully investigating to discover if they are good ideas. An idea is not necessarily good because it is old, or necessarily bad because it is new, but if an old idea works, then the weight of the evidence is all in its favor.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
A department is a little factory unto itself with input and output.