"No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto."
"No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit."
"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal."
"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves."
"People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year."
"People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything."
"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes."
"Strong convictions precede great actions."
"The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act."
"The cautious seldom err."
"The employer generally gets the employees he deserves."
"The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both."
"The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell."
"The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects."
"The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from."
"The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people."
"A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason."
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
"Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion."
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
"Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them."
"Clarity affords focus."
"Doing is a quantum leap from imagining."
"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
"Don't find fault, find a remedy."
"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."
"Every silver lining has a cloud."
"Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference."
"Get the best people and train them well."
"Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority."