I don't take new jobs as much for the challenge as for the opportunity. There are some jobs so challenging that there is no opportunity to succeed in them.
Are you a fanatic? A manager must care intensely about running a first-class operation. If his golf game is what he thinks about while shaving, the business will show it.
Striving is perhaps the one and only true elixir, for while we converse with what is above us, we do not grow old, but grow young.
The trouble with the business cycle is that there just aren't enough people pedaling.
One person sees a mountain as a mountain. Another takes it personally, as a thing to be climbed, or else. Awful as the climbing might be, the or-else is worse.
Nine-tenths of the serious controversies which arise in life result from misunderstanding.
People must believe that a task is inherently worthwhile if they are to be committed to it.
It is discretionary capital that finances most of what is original and idiosyncratic in our culture and economy.
The men who manage men manage the men who manage things, but the men who manage money manage the men who manage men.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.