The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go, if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Every man who is high up loves to feel that he has done it himself; and the wife smiles, and let's it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Every step you take, is a step away from where you used to be.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do best.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Yes, I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Anytime you have a fiercely-competitive, change-oriented growth business where results count and merit matters, women will rise to the top.
How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one.
People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.
I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
It is better to underpromise and overdeliver than vice versa. For this one need not break the law of the land. One has to only think global. Otherwise success will disappear like the dew in the morning sun.
Winners are people who have fun - and produce results as a result of their zest.
Happiness ... lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife.
The primary cause of success in life is the ability to set and achieve goals. That's why the people who do not have goals are doomed forever to work for those who do. You either work to achieve your own goals or you work to achieve someone else's goals.
If you're going to be thinking only one thing, you might as well be thinking big.
In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
I believe in my own possibilities, and I feel I can do it all.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as who you become (by achieving your goals).