Favorite Quotes

11 Aug



Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking
we can get on with creating the future. 

James Bertrand 

One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations. 

Steve Allen

Luck is what happens when preparation 

meets opportunity. 

Elmer Letterman

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are
to where they have not been. 

Henry Kissinger

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the 

harder I work the more I have of it. 

Stephen Leacock

I never give them hell. I just tell the truth, 

and they think it is hell. 

Harry S. Truman

Character may be manifested in the great moments,
but it is made in the small ones. 

Phillips Brooks

You cannot discover oceans unless you have 

the courage to leave the shore. 


Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them? 

Abraham Lincoln

Lead, follow, or get out of the way! 

James Lundy

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, 
but their echoes are truly endless. 

Mother Teresa

Change your thoughts and you change the world.

Norman Vincent Peale

Do, or do not. There is no try. 


I am easily satisfied with the very best.

Winston Churchill

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is 
weak enough to be restrained.

William Blake

There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.
John Wooden

You’re either part of the solution or part of the problem. 
Eldridge Cleaver

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
Donald Trump

You don’t drown by falling in the water; 
you drown by staying there.
Edwin Louis Cole

If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.
Kenneth Blanchard

The greatest unexplored territory in the world is the space between our ears.
William O’Brien

Even if you’re on the right track you’ll get run over 
if you just sit there.

Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal. 

Mike Ditka

Whether you think you can or think you can’t 

– you are right. 

Henry Ford

The best things in life aren’t things.

Art Buchwald

If you tell the truth you don’t have 

to remember anything. 

Samuel Clemens

If you empower dummies you get bad decisions faster!

Rich Teerlink

Watch your thought, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character,
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Frank Outlaw

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds 
wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dream with open eyes,
to make it possible.
T. E. Lawrence

Some people make things happen, Some watch things happen,
while others wonder what happened.

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Vince Lombardi

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

… as they say in Texas … it ain’t bragging if you do it.
Lee Raymond

After all is said and done, there is far more said than done.
Belasco & Stayer

We don’t want to rub the edge off everybody to the point that the whole place is round.

Jack Welch

Somebody’s got to be able to say. “cut the crap” – there’s a customer on the phone.”
That somebody is you.
Terry Neill

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
Steven Wright

A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
Nicolas Boileau

Failure is not falling down, but staying down.
Mary Pickford

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.
Kenneth Blanchard

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Margaret Thatcher

You can observe a lot just by watching.
Yogi Berra

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past
or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

The more you learn, the more acutely aware you become of your ignorance.
Peter Senge


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