William Feather Quotes

Who is William Feather?

William A. Feather was an American publisher and author.

Feather is best known for his 1949 book 'The Business of Life'.

Born August 25, 1889
Died January 07, 1981

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“A determination to succeed is the only way to succeed that I know anything about.”

“A peculiarity of capital is that it cannot be employed productively without benefiting the community in which it is used.”

“Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.”

“An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court.”

“Before it can be solved, a problem must be clearly defined.”

“Beware the person who won't be bothered with details.”

“Blow your own horn loud. If you succeed, people will forgive your noise; if you fail, they'll forget it.”

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“Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.”

“Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.”

“Deliver me from all evildoers that talk nothing but sickness and failure. Grant me the companionship of men who think success and men who work for it. Loan me associates who cheerfully face the problems of a day and try hard to overcome them. Relieve me of all cynics and critics. Give me good health and the strength to be of real service to the world, and I'll get all that's good for me, and will what's left to those who want it.”

“Do each daily task the best we can; act as though the eye of opportunity were always upon us.”

“Everybody knows how to utter a complaint, but few can express a graceful compliment.”

“Everybody loves to find fault, it gives a feeling of superiority.”

“Few of us get anything without working for it.”

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“Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend.”

“Giving advice isn't as risky as people say. Few ever take it anyway.”

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“You can be a depressive and be happy, just as you can be a sober alcoholic.”

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“Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.”

“If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like.”

“Improvement of one's economic position is helped more by cool persistence than by hot enthusiasm.”

“Know and believe in yourself and what others think won't disturb you.”

“Life begins at 40 — but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.”

“Most of us expect too much from others and not enough from ourselves.”

“No man is a failure who is enjoying life.”

“One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.”

“Problems always appear big when incompetent men are working on them.”

“Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.”

“Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.”

“Success in business hinges mostly on the ability to get the important things done.”

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“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”

“The big things that come our way are the fruit of seeds planted in the daily routine of our work.”

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“Unfortunately sometimes one can't do what one thinks is right without making someone else unhappy.”


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