Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
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.
I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s dam is the history we make today.
What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them.
If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
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.