-Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
-No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
-I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
-No man ever listened himself out of a job.
-Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.