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Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.
If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.
Once we realise that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
The one thing all famous authors, world-class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.
It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behaviour is better than yours, and you’ll drift in that direction.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.
Vision is perhaps our greatest strength... it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
—John D Rockefeller
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.
I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.