The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
Aim for the highest.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.