The most irresistible charm of youth is its bubbling enthusiasm. Youth sees no darkness ahead - no defile that has no outlet - it forgets that there is such a thing as failure in the world and believes that mankind has been waiting all these centuries for him to come and be the liberator of truth and energy and beauty.
No one can make the most of himself until he looks upon his life as a magnificent possibility, the materials for a great masterpiece, to mar or spoil which would be a great tragedy.
The great aim of your life should be to keep your powers up to the highest possible standard, to so conserve your energies, guard your health, that you can make every occasion a great occasion.
It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.
Our dreaming capacity gives us a peep into the glorious realities that await us further on. It is the evidence of things possible to us.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
You are never to allow a shadow of doubt to enter your mind that the Creator intended you to win in life's battle.
Without this tremendous passion for power, influence, and advantage which money gives, how could nature develop the highest type of man? Without this infinite longing, whence would come the discipline which industry, perseverance, tact, sagacity, and frugality give?
Many a man owes his advancement very largely to his ability to converse well. The ability to interest people in your conversation, to hold them, is a great power.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else.
History furnishes thousands of examples of men who have seized occasions to accomplish results deemed impossible by those less resolute. Prompt decision and whole-souled action sweep the world before them.
The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.
The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.
What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.
One should live between extravagance and meanness. Don't save money by starving your mind. It is false economy never to take a holiday, or never to spend money for an evening's amusement or for a useful book.
He who improves an opportunity sows a seed which will yield fruit in opportunity for himself and others.
It pays to cultivate popularity. It doubles success possibilities, develops manhood, and builds up character.
Charm of personality is a divine gift that sways the strongest characters and sometimes even controls the destinies of nations.
Existence is the privilege of effort, and when that privilege is met like a man, opportunities to succeed along the line of your aptitude will come faster than you can use them.
If you are ambitious to talk well, you must be as much as possible in the society of well-bred, cultured people. If you seclude yourself, though you are a college graduate, you will be a poor converser.
There is inestimable blessing in a cheerful spirit. When the soul throws its windows wide open, letting in the sunshine, and presenting to all who see it the evidence of its gladness, it is not only happy, but it has an unspeakable power of doing good.
A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.
Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him.
The ability to cultivate friends is a powerful aid to success. It is capital which will stand by one when panics come, when banks fail, when business concerns go to the wall.
There is not a single indication in man's wonderful mechanism that he was created for a life of poverty. There is something larger and grander for him in the divine plan than perpetual slavery to the bread-winning problem.
Whoever uplifts civilization is rich though he die penniless, and future generations will erect his monument.
We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
Form the habit early in life of leaving your business at the store or wherever you may be employed. Never carry it home to mar the peace of your family; if you do, you will soon drive out the sunshine.
There is nothing in this world which men desire and struggle for, and that is good for them, of which there is not enough for everybody.
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes — every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
If you would attract good fortune, you must get rid of doubt. As long as that stands between you and your ambition, it will be a bar that will cut you off. You must have faith. No man can make a fortune while he is convinced that he can't.
Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
One of the secrets of a successful life is to be able to hold all of our energies upon one point, to focus all of the scattered rays of the mind upon one place or thing.
Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.
It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.
We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out.
Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.
Just try the effect of putting beauty into your life, a little every day. You will find it magical. It will broaden and light up your outlook upon the world as the acquisition of money or fame never can.
What is enthusiasm but a passionate belief in what seems to be a high and holy aim - an unselfish devotion to some noble cause - a consecration of heart and mind and soul to the attainment of a great object?
Every man must play the part of his ambition. If you are trying to be a successful man, you must play the part.
Everybody is struggling for the good things of the world, and all the arguments to prove that they are not desirable are worse than wasted.
The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous.
True economy means the wisest expenditure of what we have, everything considered, looking at it from the broadest standpoint. It is not a good thing to save a nickel at the expenditure of twenty-five cents' worth of time.