I did as much as I could: raising chickens, pushing an ice-cream cart, bagging walnuts, driving a tractor on a beet farm, working on the railroad. I think this eclectic career helped me a lot in life.
Don’t limit investing to the financial world. Invest something of yourself, and you will be richly rewarded.
It’s fun to play around… it’s human nature to try to select the right horse… But for the average person, I’m more of an indexer… The predictability is so high… For 10, 15, 20 years you’ll be in the 85th percentile of performance. Why would you screw it up?
Kindness is more powerful than compulsion.
The inventor, the man with a unique, specialized talent, is the only real super-genius. But he is so rare that he needs no consideration.
When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
The man who fails to give fair service during the hours for which he is paid is dishonest. The man who is not willing to give more than this is foolish.
The men who miss success have two general alibis: ‘I’m not a genius’ is one; and the other, ‘There aren’t the opportunities today there used to be’.
The man who has done less than his best has done nothing.
I have always felt that the surest way to qualify for the job just ahead is to work a little harder than any one else on the job one is holding down.
Nothing is more fatal to success than taking one’s job as a matter of course.
If more persons would get so enthused over their day’s work that some one would have to remind them to go out to lunch there would be more happiness in the world and less indigestion