I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends-wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Financial rewards follow accomplishment, they don't precede it.
We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until to-morrow. Keep going day in and out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.
The full-grown modern human being who seeks but refuge finds instead boredom and mental dissolution, unless he can be, even in his withdrawal, creative. He can find the quality of happiness in the strain and travail only of achievement and growth. And he is conscious of touching the highest pinnacle of fulfillment which his life-urges demand when his is consumed in the service of an idea, in the conquest of the goal pursued.
Reasons for anger
I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
The greatest comfort of my old age, and that which gives me the highest satisfaction, is the pleasing remembrance of the many benefits and friendly offices I have done to others.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Unless the man who works in an office is able to "sell" himself and his ideas, unless he has the power to convince others of the soundness of his convictions, he can never achieve his goal. He may have the best ideas in the world, he may have plans which would revolutionize entire industries. But unless he can persuade others that his ideas are good, he will never get the chance to put them into effect. Stripped of non-essentials, all business activity is a sales battle. And everyone in business must be a salesman.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
For Americans, it was love at first sight with the automobile. It is fair to say the Model T revolutionized American life.... The auto gave the working and middle classes a sense of accomplishment. The new, auto-induced sense of freedom ... helped to open up American society in the 1920s.
Don't Know Much About History
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Leadership is taking responsibility for enabling others to achieve shared purpose in the face of uncertainty.
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do, will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, will never...never forget it.
The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present.
The great scientists, as all great men, have not been concerned with fame. The joy of achievement that comes from finding something new in the universe is by far their greatest joy. A great research scientist is constantly discovering new things in his field. This is his reward. He knows how to spend long years in preparation and long hours in investigation, with no thought of public honor or reward.
A man with ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything.
Nothing worthwhile ever happens quickly and easily. You achieve only as you are determined to achieve ... and as you keep at it until you have achieved.
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
The Presidential Papers (1963)
All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
How to Succeed or, Stepping-Stones to Fame and Fortune (1896)
Love is a dirty trick played on us to achieve the continuation of the species.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.
The balance between price in past achievements and consciousness of present shortcomings is difficult to strike.
Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.
The Last Lecture
Success in business does not depend upon genius. Any young man of ordinary intelligence who is normally sound and not afraid to work should succeed in spite of obstacles and handicaps if he plays the game fairly and keeps everlastingly at it.
Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.
Our Unconscious Mind and how to Use it (1922)
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
Progress is not made by taking pride in our present standards but by critically examining these standards, hypothetically setting higher standards and attempting to achieve them.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.
Unless a man has been taught what to do with success after getting it, the achievement of it must inevitably leave him prey to boredom.
In my mind, talent plus knowledge, plus effort account for success.
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
The awareness of the ambiguity of one’s highest achievements (as well as one’s deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.
It's amazing how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit.
President Reagan had this as a sign on his desk at the Oval Office.
Praise is well, compliment is well, but affection-that is the last and most precious reward that any man can win, whether by character or achievement.
Talking about praise, compliment and affection he received in letters during his visit to England to receive a Doctor's degree at Oxford University in a speech he gave at a luncheon in his honor (1907).
It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.
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.
per angusta ad augusta
Through trial to triumph.
per aspera ad astra
Through rough ways to the stars; through suffering to renown.
When male and female combine, all things achieve harmony.
Tao Te Ching
When there is harmony between the mind, heart and resolution then nothing is impossible.
One learns by suffering.
Goals that are not written down are just wishes.
Only those who attempt the absurd achieve the impossible.