The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.
When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.
If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves
Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.
I start where the last man left off.
You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.
There's a way to do it better - find it.
Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.
What you are will show in what you do.
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