A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.

When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children.

Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.

Know and believe in yourself, and what others think won't disturb you.

Wealth flows from energy and ideas.

Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that a thing cannot be done is nothing, but the unwillingness to do it.

Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.

Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend.

An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court.

The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can.

One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.

An idea isn't worth much until a man is found who has the energy and ability to make it work.

When ordering lunch, the big executives are just as indecisive as the rest of us.

Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.

The best sermon is preached by the minister who has a sermon to preach and not by the man who has to preach a sermon.

Any man who makes a speech more than six times a year is bound to repeat himself, not because he has little to say, but because he wants applause and the old stuff gets it.

If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like.

He isn't a real boss until he has trained subordinates to shoulder most of his responsibilities.

Success makes us intolerant of failure, and failure makes us intolerant of success.

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.

Many of our prayers were not answered, and for this we are now grateful.

Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand.

A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.

Most of us regard good luck as our right, and bad luck as a betrayal of that right.

Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes.

The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men - the man he is and the man he wants to be.

Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.

That they may have a little peace, even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally.

Few of us get anything without working for it.

Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.

Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste.

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.

Women lie about their age; men lie about their income.

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

A hotel isnt like a home but its better than being a house guest.

Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.

The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor.

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.

Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details.

If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.