If kids clearly see the promise, they will gladly pay the price.
Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.
Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.
The major value of reaching goals is not to acquire it, but it's the person you become while you're working to acquire it.
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
Love is much deeper than a feeling. Love is a commitment we make to people to always treat that person right and honorably.
Set a goal to become a millionaire for what it makes of you to achieve it. Do it for the skills you have to learn and the person you have to become.
Accuracy builds credibility.
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better.
My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.
You must get good at one of two things; planting in the spring or begging in the fall.
Initial response illustrates a great deal about someone's personal philosophy.
There are no new fundamentals. You've got to be a little suspicious of someone who says, "I've got a new fundamental." That's like someone inviting you to tour a factory where they are manufacturing antiques.
It can be dangerous to weaken the strong in our attempts to strengthen the weak.
The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.
Life is a unique combination of "want to" and "how to" and we need to give equal attention to both.
Life responds to deserve and not to need.
Until is a very important word. It means that you will never give up.
Reasons come first. Answers come second.
What we do with the things we have makes the biggest difference in the quality of life.
Emotions are the fuel and the mind is the pilot which together propel the ship of civilized progress.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
What you don't know will hurt you.
Don't blow your own horn, or you might just miss the music.
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.
Be grateful for what you have, while in pursuit of what you want.
Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity.
Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity.
Don't mistake movement for achievement.
Start from wherever you are and with whatever you've got.
You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieveing it you become someone worth becoming.
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
One of the early signs of sophistication is not giving way to all inclinations but rather sending your emotions to school so they will learn how to behave.
Show your contempt for the problem and your concern for the person.
The same wall that keeps out your disappointment also keeps out the sunlight of enriching experiences. So let life touch you. The next touch could be the one that turns your life around.
If you do something often enough, a ratio will appear.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Average people look for ways of getting away with it; successful people look for ways of getting on with it.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
Attitude is greatly shaped by influence and association.
It only takes one lie to taint your entire testimony.
It only takes one lie to taint your entire testimony in a court of law. Honesty is a vital part of having a good reputation.
Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a 'me too' attitude while impressing evokes a 'so what' attitude.
If we are not happy with where our past decisions have led us, then the place to start is with our current thinking process.
If you make a sale, you can make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there" "Values are meant to be costly. If it doesn't cost much, we probably wouldn't appreciate the value.
A rose on time is more valuable than a $1,000 gift that's too late.
Treat the past as a school.
Nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That's called doing your homework.
Words enable us to transfer our thoughts from inside our own mind into the mind of another. They have the power to alter history, to describe the past, and to bring meaning and substance to the present.
Time is the best kept secret of the rich.
Even if you are new in sales, you can make up in numbers what you lack in skills.
Learn to get from the day. Not just get through it, get from it. Soak it up. Each day is a piece of the mosaic of your life.
The Bible says that it is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. It doesn't say that it is impossible!
Ideas are information taking shape.
Some things you have to do every day. Eating about seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn't going to get the job done.
The soil says, don't bring me your need, bring me your seed.
As a leader you should always start with where people are before you try to take them to where you want them to go.
When a new idea comes our way, we must put it on our mental scales and weigh it carefully before deciding its value.
There are always a half-dozen things that make 80% of the difference. Only SIX things!
If you share a good idea long enough, it will eventually fall on good people.
There are two parts to influence: First, influence is powerful; and second, influence is subtle. You wouldn't let someone push you off course, but you might let someone nudge you off course and not even realize it.
Character is the result of hundreds and hundreds of choices you make that gradually turn who you are, at any given moment, into who you want to be.
Find someone who is willing to share the truth with you.
What is easy to do is also easy not to do.
Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a 'must' and a 'want.'
I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.
Real wisdom is simple. Living life rightly does not have to be a complicated challenge.
Each person entering our world brings either a contribution or destruction.
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
We need to give thought, but we also need to take action. You need to dream without just being a dreamer.
Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.
Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.
The bigger the 'why' the easier the 'how.'
The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today.
Choose action, not rest. Choose the good in life in all things, and choose the opportunity as well as the chance to work when springtime smiles on your face.
Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it.
Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success is something you attract by the person you become.
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character. Grenville Kleiser Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles.
The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.
You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor.
The great gift of the human imagination is that it has no limits or ending.
The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don't.
Motivation is a mystery. Why does one salesperson see his first prospect at seven in the morning and another salesperson is just getting out of bed at eleven? I don't know.It's part of the mysteries of life.
No one else ‘makes us angry.' We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.
Big achievements come one small advantage at a time, one step at a time, one day at time.
When you work, work. When you play, play. Don't mix the two.
You only have to solve two problems when going to the moon: first, how to get there; and second, how to get back. The key is don't leave until you have solved both problems.
Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.
At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results should either applaud you or prod you.
The most important question to ask on the job is not 'What am I getting?' The most important question to ask on the job is 'What am I becoming?'
If it's raining you can't fix the roof, if it's not raining it doesn't need to be fixed.
Often, the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among the seemingly insignificant events of life. If we do not pay attention to these events, we can easily miss the opportunities.
Happiness doesn't come from big pieces of great success, but from small advantages hammered out day by day.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.
The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.
In America, everything you need to succeed is within reach.
It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgements that leads us to either fortune or failure.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
Leaders must understand that some people will inevitably sell out to the evil side. Don't waste your time wondering why; spend your time discovering who.
There are three things to leave behind; your photographs, your library, and your personal journals. These things are certainly going to be more valuable to future generations than your furniture!
Personal development -- the never ending chance to improve not only yourself, but also to attract opportunities and affect others.
Network marketing is really the greatest source of grass-roots capitalism, because it teaches people how to take a small bit of capital, that is your time, and build the American dream.
Look at each day as a chance to invest life into life. A chance to share your experience and deposit it into someone else's conscience. Each day is a chance to work miracles in the lives of others.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
We must remind ourselves that to do what is possible we must sometimes challenge ourselves with the impossible.
It's not dependency that creates your future. It's independence that creates your better future.
It isn't what the book costs. It's what it will cost you if you don't read it.
Achievers have a can-do attitude that sets them apart from mere dreamers. Achievers are sold out to success-no matter the obstacles-and they are willing to put forth the effort and pay the price of success.
Good people are found not changed. They can change themselves, but you can't change them. You want good people, you have to find them. If you want motivated people, you have to find them, not motivate them.
My mentor said, 'Let's go do it,' not 'You go do it.' How powerful when someone says, 'Let's!'
Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
Tyranny knows no restraint of appetite.
Attitude drives actions. Actions drive results. Results drive lifestyles.
Here's what is exciting about sharing ideas with others: If you share a new idea with ten people, they get to hear it once and you get to hear it ten times.
If you don't like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree!
Don't waste your time trying to turn ducks into eagles. Hire people who already have the motivation and drive to be eagles and then just let them soar.
An investment in your personal development is the best investment you can make.
Human beings are the only creatures who have the ability to write down their goals and design their future. And here is why most of us don't. We're trapped either by regret of the past or the routine of the present.
Whether you stay six weeks, six months or six years, always leave it better than you found it.
Lifestyle is the art of discovering ways to live uniquely.
In order to achieve goals you have not achieved before you have to become someone you haven't been before.
It's easier to get rich than it is to explain not getting rich.
Humility is a virtue; timidity is an illness.
The only healthy communication style is assertive communication.
One person caring about another represents life's greatest value.
Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength.
Only human beings can reorder their lives any day they choose by refining their philosophy.
Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.
Be a student, not a follower. Take interest in what someone says, then debate it, ponder it, and consider it from all angles.
Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or the day runs you; either you run the business or the business runs you.
Discipline means we don't let go of the things we know we should be doing, we do them!
Of course kids should pay taxes.Tell littlie johnny if he wants to ride his bicycle on the sidewalk instead of in the mud,he's got to pay3 more pennies when he buys a candy bar.
Whatever you do not employ, you forfeit.
Americans are incredibly inpatient. Someone once said that the shortest period of time in America is the time between when the light turns green and when you hear the first horn honk.
The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
If you want to be healthy study health... if you want to be wealthy, study wealth... if you want to be happy, study happiness.
All leaders are readers.
Count the cost first. Don't pay too big a price for pursuing minor values.
The wind blows on us all, but it's how you set your sail that makes the difference.
Never begrudge the money you spend on your own education.
It's a new day, a new beginning for your new life. With discipline you will be amazed at how much progress you'll be able to make. What have you got to lose except the guilt and fear of the past?
Never attack a problem without also presenting a solution.
In any situation you can think of, impatience is a source of weakness and fear, while patience represents substance and strength.
You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction.
Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
How much should you earn? As much as you possibly can. It doesn't matter whether you earn $10,000 a year or $100,000 a year as long as you've done the best you can.
Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.
It is not the hours of practice that matter...it's what you put into the hours that counts.
It's best to start the discipline of generosity when the amounts are small. It's easy to give ten cents out of a dollar; it's a little harder to give a hundred thousand out of a million.
Everything you need is within reach, the key is whose going to reach.
Getting and becoming are siamese twins. If you want more than you have, you have to become more than you are.
Riches do not come by crossing your fingers and walking through the day hoping. Riches and wealth comes from well-laid plans.
Take care of your body. it's the only place you have to live in.
There is no greater leadership challenge than parenting.
Things don't change, people change.
Leaders must not be naive. I used to say, "Liars shouldn't lie." What a sad waste of words that is! I found out liars are supposed to lie. That's why we call them liars -- they lie! What else would you expect them to do?
What you get will never make you happy; who you become will make you very happy or very sad.
The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there.
All values must be won by contest, and after they have been won, they must be defended.
The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire in the first place.
All disciplines affect each other. Mistakenly the man says, 'This is the only area where I let down.' Not true. Every let down affects the rest. Not to think so is naive.
I used to say, "I sure hope things will change." Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.
Direction determines destination.
Ambition is at the very core of success and extraordinary achievement. Unlike greed, it's a powerful, creative and constructive force.
The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development.
Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.
Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance.
For things to change, you have to change.
Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy.
Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to read, but more importantly, what's your plan to read?
One customer, well taken care of, could be more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising.
Life is accumulative -- Either our errors accumulate to what we don't get, or our wise decisions accumulate into what we do get.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.
There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.
When the record book on you is finished, let it show your wins and losses. But don't let it show you didn't try.
Vocabulary enables us to interpret and to express. If you have a limited vocabulary, you will also have a limited vision and a limited future.
If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
Be brief on the logic and reason portion of your presentation. There are probably about a thousand facts about an automobile, but you don't need them all to make a decision. About a half dozen will do.
Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.
Success Recipe: 2 cups faith, 2 cups love, 1 cup hard work, 1 cup persistence, 1 tbsp vision and a dash of swagger.
No one else 'makes us angry.' We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. What someone else may have done is irrelevant. We choose, not they. They merely put our attitude to a test.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Develop a childlike fascination with life and people.
Education must precede motivation.
The key to turning dreams into reality is action.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
What a man reads pours massive ingredients into his mental factory and the fabric of his life is built from those ingredients.
Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in.
Be a collector of good ideas. Keep a journal. If you hear a good idea, capture it, write it down. Don't trust your memory.
Be a collector of good ideas, but don't trust your memory. The best collecting place for all of the ideas and information that comes your way is your journal.
If you talk to your children, you can help them keep their lives together. If you talk to them skillfully, you can help them to build future dreams.
Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.
He who serves the most, reaps the most.
You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life.
Leaders must learn to discipline their disappointments. It's not what happens to us, it is what we choose to do about what happens that makes the difference in how our lives turn out.
The worst kind of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance.
We must learn to apply all that we know so that we can attract all that we want.
The thing that will make the biggest difference to your business, your bank account, your health and your relationships in the next 12 months is your philosophy.
Those who will not read are no better off than those who cannot read.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
Wherever you are, be there. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And until we learn to be there, we will never master the art of living well.
Decision making can sometimes seem like inner civil war.
Although we are never glad when tragedy visits, we can be aware and seize the opportunity to do good in this world, even in the midst of tragedy.
All human beings have the ability to transform like a caterpillar emerging from its cocoon and taking to the sky.
Ambitious people know that everything they do and every discipline they adhere to, form the links in the chain of events that will lead them to their final destination.
Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge.
Don't look for things to be easier, look for you to be better.
Don't ask for security, ask for adventure.
Finding is reserved for the searchers, we don't find what we need, we find what we search for.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
The reason why I spend so much money for my journals is to press me to find something valuable to put in them.
What you give becomes an investment that will return to you multiplied at some point in the future.
The reason why most people face the future with apprehension instead of anticipation is because they don't have it well designed!
There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation.
Your income is directly related to your philosophy, NOT the economy.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Don't join an easy crowd; you won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.
Don't start the day until you have it finished. Don't start the week until you have it finished. Don't start the month until you have it finished. Plan your day.
I'm working full-time on my job and part time on my fortune. But it won't be long before I'm working full-time on my fortune... can you imagine what my life will look like?
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development.
Look what you can become in pursuit of what you want, and look out for what you become in the pursuit of what you want -- don't compromise!
Never mistake the power of influence.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
For effective communication, use brevity. Jesus said, ‘Follow me.' Now that's brief! He could be brief because of all that he was that he didn't have to say.
Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Faith is the ability to see things that don't yet exist. Faith, though, can turn difficulty into reality, positive reality.
You've got to believe in the possibilities. You've got to believe that tomorrow can be better than today. And here's the big one. Believe in yourself.
Lack of homework shows up in the marketplace as well as in the classroom.
We must learn to help those who deserve it, not just those who need it. Life responds to deserve not need.
The least lack of discipline starts to erode our self-esteem.
Seek other people's advice, but don't take orders. And don't take 100% of anyone's advice. Make sure every decision you make is a product of your own conclusion. Be a student, not a disciple.
Goals: There is no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There is no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There is no telling what will happen when you act upon them.
Success is something you attract by the person you become.
You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.
Here's the major problem with going on strike for more money: You cannot get rich by demand!
Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.
Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there's no telling what will happen when you act upon them.
Take advice, but not orders. Only give yourself orders. Abraham Lincoln once said, 'Since I will be no one's slave, I will be no one's master.'
Thanksgiving opens up the windows of the opportunity for ideas to flow your way.
Discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Some people you can afford to spend a few minutes with, but not a few hours.
Evil is no match for Good-- but Good must be active.
We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast.
The key factor that will determine your financial future is not the economy; the key factor is your philosophy.
Success is a refined study of the obvious.
Some people don't do well simply because they don't feel well.
We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.
One of the best places to start to turn your life around is by doing whatever appears on your mental "I should" list.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Pay attention. Don't just stagger through the day.
The only thing worse than not reading a book in the last ninety days is not reading a book in the last ninety days and thinking that it doesn't matter.
Goals are like a magnet -- they pull. And the stronger they are, the more purposeful they are, the bigger they are, the more unique they are, the stronger they pull.
Don't use your mind for a filing cabinet. Use your mind to work out problems and find answers; file away good ideas in your journal.
The real problem is usually two or three questions deep. If you want to go after someone's problem, be aware that most people aren't going to reveal what the real problem is after the first question.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.
The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment. Discipline comes to those with the awareness that for a kite to fly it must rise against the wind; that all good things are achieved by those who are willing to swim upstream; that drifting aimlessly through life only leads to bitterness and disappointment." And then he added: "Discipline is the foundation on which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.
I've discovered that you can't change people. They can change themselves.
We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It takes time,... but we get paid for the value, not the time.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
It is how we feel about ourselves that provides the greatest reward from any activity. It is not what we get that makes us valuable, it is what we become in the process of doing that brings value into our lives.
Showing a profit means touching something and leaving it better than you found it.
Education doesn't cease when you leave college or leave the university. Education is a lifetime process.
Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more.
Always do more than what you get paid for. It makes you a valuable person.
You cannot succeed by yourself. It's hard to find a rich hermit.
Self-education will make you a fortune.
Selling is a person-to-person business. You cannot send the sales manual out to make the sale. Sales manuals have no legs and no voice.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you' Not much.
To succeed in sales, simply talk to lots of people every day. And here's what's exciting- there are lots of people!
We need a variety of input and influence and voices. You cannot get all the answers to life and business from one person or from one source.
Don't let the learning from your own experiences take too long. If you have been doing it wrong for the last ten years, I would suggest that's long enough!
Do whatever you have to do as quickly as you can, so you can do whatever you WANT to do, for as long as you can.
Your paycheck is not your employer's responsibility, it's your responsibility. Your employer has no control over your value, but you do.
Be sensitive to the plight of others. You have to know about the tragedies as well as the triumphs, the failures as well as the success.
One way to learn to do something right is to do something wrong. Failure must teach us, or surely success will not reward us.
Sometimes you need to stay in touch but be out of reach.
The word "tip" stands for "to insure promptness." So when should you give it? Up front,of course. Sophisticated people don't take chances on poor service, they insure good service.
The best motivation is self-motivation.
We can have more than we've got because we can become more than we are.
Neglect starts out as an infection then becomes a disease.
If you say something and back it up with your actions, you will provide the 'proof' for people who are listening to you, and they will much more willingly follow your lead.
Don't sell out your virtue and your value for something you think you want. Judas got the money, but he threw it all away and hung himself because he was so unhappy with himself.
Don't borrow someone else's plan. Develop your own philosophy and it will lead you to unique places.
Kids ought to have two bicycles, one to ride and one to rent.
Financial independence is the ability to live from the income of your own personal resources.
From testimonials and personal experience we have enough information to conclude that it's possible to design and live an extraordinary life.
Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
If you learn to set a good sail, the wind that blows will always take you to the dreams you want, the income you want, and the treasures of mind, purse, and soul you want.
All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. Casualness leads to casualties. Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.
We all need lots of powerful long range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles.
The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Be fascinated instead of frustrated.
It is what you do about what happens that counts.
Wherever You Are, Be There
One of the major reasons why we fail to find happiness or to create unique lifestyle is because we have not yet mastered the art of being.
The more you know, the less you need to say.
Simply making consistent investments in our self-education and knowledge banks pays major dividends throughout our lives.
Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
There is plenty of time to argue with new ideas later. They key is to take careful notes first and debate second.
Pity the man who has a favorite restaurant, but not a favorite author. He's picked out a favorite place to feed his body, but he doesn't have a favorite place to feed his mind!
Earn as much money as you possibly can and as quickly as you can. The sooner you get money out of the way, the sooner you will be able to get to the rest of your problems in style.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you.
One of the major reasons why people are not doing well is because they keep trying to get through the day. A more worthy challenge is to try to get from the day.
Somebody says, 'Well, I can't be concerned about other people. About the best I can do is to take care of myself' Well, then you will always be poor.
Let others lead small lives, but not you.
Let others lead small lives,but not you. Let others argue over small things,but not you.Let others cry over small hurts,but not you.Let others leave their future in someone elses hands,but not you. not you.
A life worth living is a life worth recording.
Service to others leads to greatness.
Don't bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don't feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Most people are just trying to get through the day. Sophisticated people learn how to get from the day.
Most people are just trying to get through the day. Be committed to learn to get from the day. Don't just get through it; get from it. Learn from it. Let the day teach you. Join the university of life. What a difference that will make in your future. Commit yourself to learning. Commit yourself to absorbing. Be like a sponge. Get it. Don't miss it.
Those who seek a better life must first become a better person.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.
Don't set your goals too low. If you don't need much, you won't become much.
If you don't change what you are doing today, all of your tomorrows will look like yesterday.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job, you can make a living. If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune... Income seldom exceeds personal development.
What we have been is an established and unchangeable fact. What we can yet become is an unlimited, boundless opportunity.
Some people read so little they have rickets of the mind.