It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.
The question ''Who ought to be boss?'' is like as ''Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?'' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
Category: Bores And Boredom
It is not the employer who pays wages -- he only handles the money. It is the product who pays the wages.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.
Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.
It doesn't matter to me if a man is from Harvard or Sing Sing. We hire the man, not his history.
Never complain. Never explain.
Category: Complaints And Complaining
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
Category: Deeds And Good Deeds
Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.