I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals and I loathe humanity for its failure to live up to these possibilities.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
What is courage? Courage is the willingness to risk failure…There is only one danger I find in life, and that, indeed, is a real one. You may take too many precautions.
Nobody adopts antisocial behavior unless they fear that they will fail if they remain on the social side of life.
No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma – but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.
It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.
All failures are so because they lack social interest.
All failures – neurotics, psychotics, criminals, drunkards, problem children, suicides, perverts, and prostitutes – are failures because they are lacking in social interest.
If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.
By definition, risk exposes businesses to danger.
I’ve always been on the business side – running P&L and working with clients.