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Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.
Success comes from keeping the ears open and the mouth closed
I was early taught to work as well as play. My life has been one long, happy holiday; Full of work and full of play- I dropped the worry on the way- And God was good to me everyday.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.
The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
Giving is the secret to a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a person has to give of encouragement, sympathy, and understanding.
Own nothing, control everything.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
And we are never too old to study the Bible. Each time the lessons are studied comes some new meaning, some new thought which will make us better.
The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.
The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed, you must have a larger ambition.
How much money does it take to make a man happy? Just one more dollar.
Never lose interest in life and the world. Never allow yourself to become annoyed.
The man will be most successful who confers the greatest service on the world.
There is no feeling in this world to be compared with self-reliance--do not sacrifice that to anything else.
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.
I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
Oh, how blessed young men are who have to struggle for a foundation and beginning in life.
I don't want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers
Homeopathy is a progressive and aggressive step in medicine.
Our cup will truly run over only after we have sealed the character cracks.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
I never placed my head upon the pillow at night without reminding myself that my success might only be temporary.
Who is the poorest man in the world? I tell you, the poorest man I know of is the man who has nothing but money.
Save when you can and not when you have to.
Competition is a sin.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates.
I believe it is a religious duty to get all the money you can, fairly and honestly; to keep all you can, and to give away all you can.
Character - not wealth, power, or position - is the supreme word.
The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character.
I have made many millions but they have brought me no happiness.
It is very important to remember what other people tell you, not so much what you yourself already know.
The common denominator for success is work.
To think! All that power and he wasn't even rich!
A friendship built on business can be glorious, while a business built on friendship can be murder.
After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.
I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
I raised my prices since there wasn't any competition it was just the smart thing to do. Why would I keep my prices up if their wasn't anyone to beat?
The success of each is dependent upon the success of the other.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon.