Quotes and Quotations
If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. It is but a small matter whether you read with anyone or not. I did not read with anyone. Get the books, and read and study them till you understand them in their principal features; and that is the main thing. It is of no consequence to be in a large town while you are reading. I read at New Salem, which never had three hundred people living in it. The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places.... Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.
Money and ownership alone aren’t enough. Set high goals, encourage competition, and then keep score.
You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved.
He's such a hard worker. Practice was canceled because of the cold, but he still went over to the course by himself and played.
Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities— not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself.
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden but it is forbidden because it's hurtful. Nor is a Duty beneficial because it is commanded, but it is commanded, because it's beneficial.
I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been.
The two most important words I ever wrote were on that first Wal-Mart sign, 'Satisfaction Guaranteed'. They're still up there, and they have made all the difference.
We have the heaviest concentration of lawyers on Earth-one for every five-hundred Americans; three times as many as are in England, four times as many as are in West Germany, twenty-one times as many as there are in Japan. We have more litigation, but I am not sure that we have more justice. No resources of talent and training in our own society, even including the medical care, is more wastefully or unfairly distributed than legal skills. Ninety percent of our lawyers serve 10 percent of our people. We are over-lawyered and under-represented.
They have the right to protest, but are misguided in the views.
The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
Information is power, and the gain you get from empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your competitor.
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.
It's been cold, but they embraced it. They bundled up. They knew they had to be out hitting the ball, and there hasn't been one complaint.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Drink Water, Put the Money in your Pocket, and leave the Dry-bellyach in the Punchbowl.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable.
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
For want of a Nail the Shoe was lost; for want of a Shoe the Horse was lost; and for want of a Horse the Rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the Enemy, all for want of Care about a Horse-shoe Nail.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
If you're asking whether I intentionally mess up my hair, no, I don't. And certain things, like my freckles, they're just there. I don't do anything consciously. I suppose I could get contact lenses. I suppose I could comb my hair more often.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
Remain a corporation and retain control if you like, but behave as a servant leader in a partnership.
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
I never saw an oft-transplanted tree, nor yet an oft-removed family, that throve so well as those that settled be.