No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
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.
I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
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%.
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.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!