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%.
There is no way of making a business successful that can vie with the policy of promoting those who render exceptional service.
A word, a look, an accent, may affect the destiny not only of individuals, but of nations. He is a bold man who calls anything a trifle.
What one does easily, one does well.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
The thorough man of business knows that only by years of patient, unremitting attention to affairs can he earn his reward, which is the result, not of chance, but of well-devised means for the attainment to ends.
The true road to pre-eminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.
All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.
One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.