The world is held together by the mass of honest folk who do their daily tasks, tend their own spot in the world, and have faith that at last the Right will come fully into its own.
History doesn’t mean dates and wars and textbooks to me; it means the unconquerable pioneer spirit of man.
Profits made out of the distress of the people are always much smaller than profits made out of the most lavish service of the people at the lowest prices that competent management can make possible.
A big business never becomes big by being a narrow society looking after only the interests of its organization and stockholders.
Anyone who does anything useful will not go unpaid.
There is no man living who isnt capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.
That man is best educated who knows the greatest number of things that are so, and who can do the greatest number of things to help and heal the world.
Competition is the lifeblood of industry.
America is not a land of money but of wealth-not a land of rich people, but of successful workers.
Mass production is craftsmanship with the drudgery taken out of it.
I don’t read history. That’s in the past. I’m thinking of the future.
The difference between a good govt. system and its poor administration is easily explained; the chief administrators are not Bosses in the best sense.
A monopoly of jobs in this country is just as bad as a monopoly of bread!
To be good is not enough; a man must be good for something.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
Paying good wages is not charity at all-it is the best kind of business.
The most dangerous notion a young man can acquire is that there is no more room for originality. There is no large room for anything else.
The South has a future which it can shape for itself, and avoid the mistakes which the more populous parts of the country have made.
We want to reproduce all those instruments which were prepared and used in America once upon a time.
Burdening people with debt is an old deal not a new deal.
The farther you look back, the farther you can look ahead.
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