“Don’t get so officious, you’re not yourself when you’re officious. That’s the curse of a government job.”
“A living is made by selling something that everybody needs at least once a year.”
“Before applying for a job, make sure the company is a large one. This is essential. It should be large enough so that nobody really knows what the other fellow is doing.”
“It takes a combination of skill, diplomacy, and bold caution.”
“I keep hiring a lot of fellows who are supposed to have brilliant ideas but not one of them will ever do what I tell them.”
“If you have education, intelligence, and ability, so much the better. But remember that thousands have reached the top without any of these qualities.”
“God sets them in there. The sculptor only sets them loose.”
“You are a lover of things and of people, so you took up work where you could get at as many of them as possible. It just turned out there were too many of them and too much that moves you.”
"Training is useful but there is no substitute for experience."
"You can't do good work unless you have got good tools."