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Quotes To Ponder
"Action is the foundational key to all success." - Pablo Picasso
"Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. " - J. Paul Getty
"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"We do not have a monopoly. We have market share. There is a difference." - Steve Ballmer
"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." - Martha Washington
"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare." - Dale Carnegie
"If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters." - Alan Simpson
"Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience." - Clarence Day
"All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it!" - Bob Newhart
"The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur."
- Vince Lombardi
Yesbutters have all the answers:
* Yesbut Sales won't listen to our plans
* Yesbut we couldn't sell it to our staff
* Yesbut we can't explain it to our management
* Yesbut the WS doesn't support that
* Yesbut it already didn't seem like a good idea last week either
Yesbutters don't just kill ideas. They kill companies.
Whynotters move companies. The next time you are in a brainstorm session, apply the following rules:
1. Whynotters welcome, yesbutters out
2. Say whynot to every (little) idea: let your heart and imagination speak
3. Silence is allowed
4. It is OK to take time for a good idea, when necessary we can sleep on it
Whynotters dare to dream and to act.
By acting, they achieve what others see as unachievable. Why not, indeed?
- From: Brain Storming Sessions (In "Integral Warehousing" Book, Page 145)
"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized."
- Wayne Dyer
"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."
"Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it--immediately."
- Stephen Covey
"To be successful you have to enjoy doing your best while at the same time contributing to something beyond yourself."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"There is no substitute for guts."
- Paul Bear Bryant
"In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people.. they no longer can lead solely based on positional power."
- Ken Blanchard
"Men are born to succeed, not
- Henry David Thoreau
"The growth & development
of people is the highest calling of leadership."
- Harvey S. Fireston
“I know the price of
success: dedication, hard work, and a devotion to the
things you want to see happen."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
“One must not lose desires.
They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long
Alexander A. Bogomoletz
"The best cure
for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately
forth and try
to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else."
“Endeavor to be always patient of
the faults and imperfections of others for thou has many faults and imperfections
of thine own that require forbearance. If thou are not able to make
thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another
to thy will?"
Thomas a Kempis
can't choose the ways in which you will be tested."
Robert J. Sawyer
only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough."
Joe E. Lewis
alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative
was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words,
not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen.
- Barbara Hall
you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line
Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed."
- Sydney Smith
"Some people make headlines
while others make history."
- Philip Elmer-DeWitt
"Do not remove a fly
from your friend's forehead with a hatchet."
- Chinese Proverb
all you have to say in the fewest possible words,
your reader will be sure to skip them;
and in the plainest
possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them."
"To invent, you need
a good imagination and a pile of junk."
- Thomas Edison
"Hide not your talents,
they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?"
- Benjamin Franklin
"Courage is the power
to let go of the familiar."
be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh
crisis that comes."
- Fritz Kunkel
time you are tempted to react in the same old way,
ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer
of the future."
- Deepak Chopra
mind that is stretched to a new idea
never returns to its original dimension."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."
- David Viscott
escape criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
- Elbert Hubbard, American author &
“Remember that happiness is
a way of travel, not a destination."
- Roy Goodman.
Stubbornness is also determination.
It's simply a matter of shifting from "won't power"
to "will power."
- Peter McWilliams.
Be slow in choosing a friend,
but slower in changing him.
- Scottish Proverb
"Truth and love are the
only things worth living for and the only things worth dying for."
- Rebecca Ann Talcott
"That best portion of
a good man's life
- His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."
- William Wordsworth
"Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then
- Bob Newhard
a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple
of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train
yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."
- Mary Hemingway
words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly
- Mother Theresa of Calcuta
walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I
may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh
try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere
behind the morning."
- Albert Camus
- J.B. Priestly
world is at your fingertips, play your favorite tune and sing
it in your own voice."
-- Trent Woodard
not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man
-- Albert Einstein
"One of the biggest factors
in success is the courage to undertake something"
-- James A. Worsham
"To Understand And To Be Understood"
-- Melinda Obal
"The best way to break a bad
habit is to drop it." -- Leo Aikmain
"If you are seeking creative
ideas, go out walking.
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk."
"Quality means doing it right
when no one is looking." --Henry Ford
"A handful of patience is worth
more than a bushel of brains." --Dutch Proverb
"It's better to be prepared
for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity
and not be prepared." --Whitney Young
"He that cannot forgive others
breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man
has need to be forgiven." -- Thomas Fuller
"Live by the moment; after all,
life is a series of moments." -- Trent Woodard
"When you know you are doing
your very best within the circumstances of your existence, applaud
yourself!" -- Rusty Berkus
cannot solve life's problems except by solving them."
-- M. Scott Peck
"I know not what course others
but as for me,
give me liberty or
give me death."
--Patrick Henry, St. John's Church, 1775
"The only way to keep a good
reputation is to continuously earn it."
"One major obligation is not to mistake
slogans for solutions." -- Edward R. Murrow
"Purpose is what gives life
a meaning." -- C. H. Parkhurst
"Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up." - IBD November 30, 2001.
"Little deeds of kindness, little
words of love,
Help to make earth happy like the heaven above."
-- Julia A. Fletcher Carney
"Never mistake motion for action." -- Ernest Hemingway
"With each sunrise, we start
anew." -- Anon.
"Opportunity is missed by most
people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work." -- Thomas Edison
"To expect life to be tailored
to our specifications is to invite frustration." -- Anon.
"Elbow grease is the best polish." --
"The human body is an amazing
invention." -- Thaddeus Obal
"The step-by-step process itself
is easy to understand. But process alone is not at issue. ...
Managing any kind of change has far-reaching implications. It
requires inspired, in-touch leadership." --
"Don't curse the darkness -- light
a candle." -- Chinese proverb.
"Courage is the power to let go of
the familiar." -- Raymond Lindquist
"Imagination is more important than
knowledge." -- Albert Einstein
"True eloquence consists of
saying all that should be said, and that only."
-- Francois de La Rochefoucald
"If the laws could speak for
themselves they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.."
-- Lord Halifax
"If there is righteousness in
the heart, there will be beauty in the character.
If there be beauty in the character, there will be harmony in
the family home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.
When there is order in each nation, there will be peace in the
world." -- Ancient Chinese Proverb
is vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings.
Only one thing endures, and that is character."
-- Horace Greeley
"Great minds have purposes,
others have wishes." -- Washington Irving
"Success is a journey, not a
destination."-- Ben Sweetland
"When I hear somebody sigh,
'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'"
-- Sydney Harris
"The greater part of our happiness
or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances."
-- Martha Washington
"You begin by always expecting
good things to happen." -- Tom Hopkins
"Fear nothing, for every renewed
effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into
experience." -- Katherine Tingley
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote:
"Many people will walk in and
out of your life,
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
He who loses money, loses much;
He, who loses a friend, loses much more;
He, who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents
But beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Friends, you and me....
You brought another friend....
And then there were 3.
We started our group....
Our circle of friends....
And like that circle....
There is no beginning or end..
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift."