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Let us pity and forgive those who urge increased armaments, for "they know not what they do."
[War]
 

Look out for the boy who has to plunge into work direct from the common school and who begins by sweeping out the office. He is probably the dark horse you had better watch.
[Education]
 

Money can't buy happiness but it bought me every skyscraper in New York.
 

Mr. Morgan buys his partners; I grow my own.
 

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
[Honor]
 

No man can become rich without himself enriching others
 

No man is a true gentleman who does not inspire the affection and devotion of his servants.
[Manners]
 

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it
 

One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
 

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
[Motivation]
 

Pioneering don't pay
 

Public sentiment will come to be, that the man who dies rich dies disgraced.
[Riches]
 

Put all good eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
[Success]
 

Such, in my opinion, is the true Gospel concerning Wealth, obedience to which is destined some day to solve the problem of the Rich and the Poor, and to bring "Peace on earth, among men Good Will.
[Wealth]
 

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
[Wealth]
 

The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
 

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
 

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
 

The law of competition is best for the race, because it insures the survival of the fittest.
 

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
 


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