For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.
No man is hurt but by himself
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.
Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle and old age a regret.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
Duty cannot exist without faith.
There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
The question is this -- Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories.
What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.
We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
He has not a single redeeming defect.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Genius, when young, is divine.
It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief.
Amusement to an observing mind is study.
When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.
Call no man unhappy until he is married.
They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.
Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.
A multitude of books distracts the mind.
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