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Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.

Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.

Our favorite holding period is forever.

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.

So little done, so much to do.

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.


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