No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.
The ‘morality of compromise’ sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don’t compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.
I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
Aim for the highest.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.