"You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."W. Clement Stone on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."W. Clement Stone on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."W. Clement Stone on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."W. Clement Stone on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."W. Clement Stone on Booker T. Washington
"Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving."
"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
"Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again."
"Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect."
"You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?"