Aim for the highest.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.