It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.
My experience indicates that most people whoíve accumulated a great deal of wealth havenít had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
Watch, listen, and learn. You canít know it all yourself.. anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.
Iím not running for office. I donít have to be politically correct. I donít have to be a nice person. Like I watch some of these weak-kneed politicians, itís disgusting. I donít have to be that way.
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
Alexis de Tocqueville
What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
You canít operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoidcriticism is to do nothing.
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Donít be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Donít start living tomorrow, tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today.
Good, better, best; never let it rest till your good is better and your better is best.
Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.
Determination, patience and courage are the only things needed to improve any situation.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Marian Wright Edelman
We have recognized that the world is changing. How your children are behaving, how their friends are behaving. What they consume and what they watch.
I liked working in advertising, but donít believe my taste in art, such as it is, was entirely formed by TV commercials. And I donít feel especially conflicted enjoying a Mantegna one day, a Carl Andre the next day and a brash student work the next.
Advertising is about norms and values, aspirations and prejudices. It is about culture.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
You can buy a personís hands but you canít buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is.
You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just donít see them.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Before success comes in any manís life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do.
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James A. Michener
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George E. Woodberry
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Donít be afraid to fail. Donít waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. Itís OK to fail. If youíre not failing, youíre not growing.
H. Stanley Judd