Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.