See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.
The great thing is the start -- to see an opportunity for service, and to start doing it, even though in the beginning you serve but a single customer -- and him for nothing.
All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck -- who keeps right on going -- is the man who is there when the good luck comes -- and is ready to receive it.
It is only through your conscious mind that you can reach the subconscious. Your conscious mind is the porter at the door, the watchman at the gate. It is to the conscious mind that the subconscious looks for all its impressions.
A single idea -- the sudden flash of a thought -- may be worth a million dollars.
All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas -- not money.
The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor...
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!
You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in.
If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.
Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.
Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out...