Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.