Quotes and Quotations
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprize. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
He that falls in love with himself, will have no Rivals.
Because the sage always confronts difficulties, He never experiences them.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
High expectations are the key to everything.
The superior man wishes to be slow in his speech and earnest in his conduct.
He who boasts achieves nothing. He who brags will not endure.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
In ancient times, men learned with a view to their own improvement. Nowadays, men learn with a view to the approbation of others.
We let folks know we're interested in them and that they're vital to us. Cause they are.
Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
I can never consent to being dictated to.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Commit to your business. Believe in it more than anybody else.
So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.
He that sells upon trust, loses many friends, and always wants money.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
The good or ill of man lies within his own will.
A computer can tell you down the dime what you’ve sold. But it can never tell you how much you could have sold.
In 1840 I was called from my farm to undertake the administration of public affairs and I foresaw that I was called to a bed of thorns.
When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
Without going outside, you may know the whole world.
Having no official employment, I acquired many arts.
To be humble to Superiors is Duty, to Equals Courtesy, to Inferiors Nobleness.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
The more laws and restrictions there are, The poorer people become.
Stand before it and there is no beginning. Follow it and there is no end.