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There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail.
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Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
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As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty and special privilege grow.
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The natural thing to do is to work—to recognize that prosperity and happiness can be obtained only through honest effort.
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Being greedy for money is the surest way not to get it, but when one serves for the sake of service—for the satisfaction of doing that which one believes to be right—then money abundantly takes care of itself.
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It ought to be the employer’s ambition as leader to pay than any similar line of business, and it ought to be the workman’s ambition to make it possible.
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I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for.
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It is better to be skeptical of all new ideas and to insist upon being shown rather than to rush around in a continuous brainstorm after every new idea.
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All of this seems self−evident to me. It is the logical basis of any business that wants to serve 95 per cent. of the community. It is the logical way in which the community can serve itself.
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Education is preeminently a matter of quality, not amount.
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Any man can learn anything he will, but no man can teach except to those who want to learn.
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The short successes that can be gained in a brief time and without difficulty, are not worth much.
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Nothing can be made except by makers, nothing can be managed except by managers. Money cannot make anything and money cannot manage anything.
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Two classes of people lose money; those who are too weak to guard what they have; those who win money by trick. They both lose in the end.
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It is regrettable that people think about our monetary system, and of our economic structure, only in times of depression.
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I do not believe that material accumulation is the whole of success, and on the other hand I do not believe that true success ever excludes a sufficient possession of wealth-but wealth as a means, not as an end.
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An imitation may be quite successful in its own way, but imitation can never be Success. Success is a first-hand creation.
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To be good is not enough; a man must be good for something
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America is not a land of money but of wealth-not a land of rich people, but of successful workers.
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Every success is the mother of countless others.