American Publisher and Author
"Change, not habit, is what gets most of us down; habit is the stabilizer of human society, change accounts for its progress."
"Getting alone with others is the essence of getting ahead, success being linked with cooperation."
"If we conducted ourselves as sensibly in good times as we do in hard times, we could all acquire a competence."
"Laziness is the one common deficiency in mankind that blocks the establishment of a perfect world in which everyone leads a happy life."
"Only the man who can impose discipline on himself is fit to discipline others or can impose discipline on others."
"The sweaty players in the game of life always have more fun than the supercilious spectators."
"Unless a man has been kicked around a little, you can't really depend upon him to amount to anything."
"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information once you get it."
"Improvement of one's economic position is helped more by cool persistence than by hot enthusiasm."
"Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers."
"The big things that come our way are seldom the result of long thought or careful planning, but rather they are the fruit of seed planted in the daily routine of our work."
"The rule for every worthwhile man is that no serious job ever shall receive less than his best thought and effort."
"The wise man seeks little joys, knowing that life is long and that his quota of great joys is distinctly limited."
"Also quoted in Every Day Is Father's Day: The Best Things Ever Said About Dear Old Dad (1989), p. 150"
"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know, and it's knowing how to use the information once you get it."
"Every job has two salaries. One is the pay you get. The other is the mental satisfaction you derive from working for the company."
"He was known to some people as a writer. In his writings he espoused thrift, industry, promptness, perseverance, and dependability. ? As far as was possible, the subject of this sketch practiced what he preached. Some of his enemies point to this trait as his foremost weakness."
"I like business because it compels earnestness. Amateurs and dilettantes are shoved out. Once in you must fight for survival or be carried to the sidelines."
"I like business because It demands faith. Faith in human nature, faith in one's self, faith in one's customers, faith in one's employees."
"I like business because it does not neglect today's task while it is thinking about tomorrow."
"I like business because it is competitive. Business keeps books. The books are the score cards. Profit is the measure of accomplishment, not the ideal measure, but the most practical that can be devised."