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If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.

If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.

If you direct your whole thought to work itself, none of the things which invade eyes or ears will reach the mind.

It is only when I dally with what I am about, look back and aside instead of keeping my eyes straight forward, that I feel these cold sinkings of the heart. But the first broadside puts all to rights.

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

No man will swim ashore and take his baggage with him.

Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.

One arrow does not bring down two birds.

One man; two loves. No good ever comes of that.

Other people's interruptions of your work are relatively insignificant compared with the countless times you interrupt yourself.

Purity of heart is to will one thing.

Successful minds work like a gimlet, - to a single point.

The concentration and dedication- the intangibles are the deciding factors between who won and who lost.

The difference in men does not lie in the size of their hands, nor in the perfection of their bodies, but in this one sublime ability of concentration: to throw the weight with the blow, to live an eternity in an hour.

The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions.

The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time. Get into a fist fight, put your mind on the strategy of the fight, and you will not feel the other fellow's punches.

The first law of success ... is concentration: to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right nor the left.

The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.

The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.


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