Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
Modern psychology teaches that experience is not merely the best teacher, but the only possible teacher.. There is no war between theory and practice. The most valuable experience demands both, and the theory should supplement the practice and not precede it.
Obsolescence is a factor which says that the new thing I bring you is worth more than the unused value of the old thing.
99 percent of success is built on failure.
I am not interested in the past. I am interested in the future, for that is where I expect to spend the rest of my life.
Why is the human skull as dense as it is? Nowadays we can send a message around the world in one-seventh of a second, but it takes years to drive an idea through a quarter-inch of human skull.
We must look forward to the future as that is where most of us will be spending the rest of our lives.
The price of progress is trouble.
If you're doing something the same way you have been doing it for ten years, the chances are you are doing it wrong.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
What I believe is that, by proper effort, we make the future almost anything we want to make it.
A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.
It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
Research means that you don't know, but are willing to find out.
Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must.
You can't have a better tomorrow if
you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
We work day after day, not to finish things; but to make the future better ... because we will spend the rest of our lives there.
I could do nothing without my problems; they toughen my mind. In fact, I tell my assistants not to bring me their successes for they weaken me, but rather to bring me their problems, for they strengthen me.
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