If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Through all the years of experimenting and research, I never once made a discovery. I start where the last man left off. All my work was deductive, and the results I achieved were those of invention pure and simple.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Praise is well, compliment is well, but affection – that is the last and final and most precious reward that any man can win, whether by character or achievement.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.
Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious, for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime, that he has achieved something that will endure. A really definitive and good accomplishment is today always a specialized accomplishment.