Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.
That diploma you hold in your hands today is really just your learner's permit for the rest of the drive through life. Remember, you don't have to be smarter than the next person, all you have to do is be willing to work harder than the next person.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time.
If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things money can't buy.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
The dumber a pitcher is, the better. When he gets smart and begins to experiment with a lot of different pitches, he's in trouble. All I ever had was a fastball, a curve and a changeup and I did pretty good.
'Smart growth' destroys the environment. 'Dumb growth' destroys the environment. The only difference is that 'smart growth' does it with good taste. It's like booking passage on the Titanic. Whether you go first-class or steerage, the result is the same.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
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