The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day, wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.
Young women with ambitions should be very crafty and cautious, lest mayhap they be caught in the soft, silken mesh of a happy marriage, and go down to oblivion, dead to the world.
Business, to be successful, must be based on science, for demand and supply are matters of mathematics, not guesswork.
Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.
Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are requiered for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the element it needs. Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual... Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude - the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. Carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. We are good in the chrysalis.
I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, and fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural . . to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.
Science is simply the classification of the common knowledge of the common people. It is bringing together the things we all know and putting them together so we can use them. This is creation and finds its analogy in Nature, where the elements are combined in certain ways to give us fruits or flowers or grain.
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
Two-thirds of all preachers, doctors and lawyers are hanging on to the coat tails of progress, shouting, whoa! while a good many of the rest are busy strewing banana peels along the line of march.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.
The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
Don't lose faith in humanity: think of all the people in the United States who have never played you a single nasty trick.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.