A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesn't feel like it. An amateur is a man who can't do his work when he does feel like it.
The rough broad difference between the American and the European business man is that the latter is anxious to leave his work, while the former is anxious to get to it.
If a gentleman is frivolous, he will lose the respect of his inferiors.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,Press on,has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second disastrous.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Well done is better than well said.
Leadership is practiced, not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
You can increase your brain power three to fivefold simply by laughing and having fun before working on a problem.
Change is an attitude of mind and the place to start is within ourselves.
It is only when a person has his own generator that we can talk about motivation. He then needs no outside stimulation. He wants to do it.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Think small and act small, and we'll get bigger. Think big and act big, and we'll get smaller.
I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I treat everything as a learning experience; then you become detached from the result and more interested in the experience itself.
Pride should consist in doing your job in the best possible manner.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
All seems infected that the infected spy, as all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.
If I had to name a driving force in my life, I'd name passion every time.
The kind of brain-dead, gum chewing assistant you find in so many shops drives me wild. I want everyone who works for me to feel the same excitement that I feel.
The highest form of success ... comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.
Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration - of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
If you can't change your fate change your attitude.
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.