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"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown."
Success

"The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river."
Politics

"If you see a snake, just kill it - don't appoint a committee on snakes."

"Written reports stifle creativity."

"Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read."

"Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to produce a better article."

"Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment."

"If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one."

"Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships."

"If we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we'll all be plucking chickens for a living."

"If someone is blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will?"

"Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?"

"Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time."

"If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out."

"Inventories can be managed, but people must be led."

"Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial."

"A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak economy leads to a weak nation."

"Most new jobs won't come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We've got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality."

"Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they're going to make mistakes."

"Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You'd be amazed how many companies don't listen to their customers."

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