Here a list of quotes I’ve enjoyed and appreciated, numbered only for easier reference:
Each place has its own advantages – heaven for the climate, and hell for the society. – Mark Twain
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny. – Thomas Jefferson
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. – Thomas Jefferson
It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking than think yourself into a new way of acting.
One of the primary differences between alcoholics and nonalcoholics is that nonalcoholics change their behavior to meet their goals and alcoholics change their goals to meet their behavior.
Does a bear shit in the wood and wipe his ass with a fluffy white rabbit? – Tupac Shakur
Risk is brewed from an equal dose or two ingredients – probabilities and consequences. – Paul Slovic
And this, too, shall pass away.
The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.
Blessed is he who expecteth nothing, for he shall enjoy everything. – G.K. Chesterton
Blessed is he who expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.
It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t let the learning from your own experiences take too long. If you have been doing it wrong for the last ten years, I would suggest that’s long enough! – Jim Rohn
I’d rather feel the pain than nothing at all.
Shoot for the sun. If you fall short you’ll still be one of the stars.
Perfection belongs to the Gods; the most that we can hope for is excellence. – Carl Jung
The three Rs – reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic – are no longer enough. We must add the three C’s – computing, critical thinking, and capacity for change. – Fred Gluck
Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction. – Karl Weich
When the pupil is ready the teacher will appear.
If you want different results do something different.
You must change what you do to change how you are doing.
The pain of discipline weighs ounces whereas the pain of regret weighs tons.
I am a question with no answer.
The only place where a dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. – Dr. Robert H. Schuller
Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice. – William Shakespeare
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God; your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Nelson Mandela
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Those who know do not tell; those who tell do not know.
Tiny differences now turn into huge differences later.
If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got.
The man who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it.
The harder I work the luckier I get.
Becoming number one is only the beginning of the journey.
The most certain way to ensure failure in this world of our is to try to please everyone.
The more you know the more you know you don’t know.
Oh Lord, please help me to forgive those who sin differently than I.
Victimism gives your future away.
To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.
We do not see the world as it is; we see it as we are.
The key is balance.
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
A shot in the glass is better than one in the ass.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
We should not let success go to our heads, or our failures go to our hearts.
We don’t stop playing because we grow older, we grow older because we stop playing.
The joy people experience when they are breathing is no match for the distress they experience when they are drowning.
Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered.
You don’t know what you don’t know.
A person is smart; people are not.
Success is on the far side of failure.
If you see someone without a smile give them yours.
I did things I would have called another girl a whore for doing.
Chivalry is benevolent sexism.
She was a deliciously filthy woman.
It ain’t considered a crime unless they catch you.
I have a wife, two kids, and a girlfriend to support.
Having sex with a condom is like playing the piano with gloves.
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible. – Jonathan Swift
To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille
It is not for us to forecast the future, but to shape it. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison
Act as if it were impossible to fail. – Dorothea Brande
Indecision is the thief of opportunity. – Jim Rohn
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Real power has to do with one’s ability to influence the hearts and minds of others. – The Dalai Lama
When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, swear. – Mark Twain
When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. – Thomas Jefferson
Disappointment results from the removal of illusion. – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
A time comes when silence is betrayal. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. – Balthasar Gracian
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. – Sacha Guitry
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite. – Paul Dirac
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. – Mark Twain
He loved humankind dearly and with all his heart, but he disliked most human beings. – David Guterson
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. – Marie Curie
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. – Abraham Lincoln
The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Remember, if people talk behind your back, it only means you’re two steps ahead. – Fannie Flagg
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be who you are and say what you feel cause people who mind don’t matter, and people who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss
There are two ways of spreading light — to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton
Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. – Frank Tyger
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. – Ed Cunningham
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. – Albert Einstein
Whatever the consequences of staying true to yourself, they’re much less than the consequences of selling your soul. – Carly Fiorina
When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable. – Emile Durkheim
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon
We must become the change we seek in the world. – Mohandas Gandhi
Lying makes a problem a part of the future; truth makes a problem part of the past. – Rick Pitino
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. – William J. H. Boetcker
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out. – Dee Hock
Being powerful is like being a lady; if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. – Margaret Thatcher
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. – Edmund Burke
If we choose an external marker as the measure of our inner worth, whether it is the amount of money we make, or others’ opinion of us, or the success of some project we’re involved in, sooner or later we’re bound to be battered by life’s inevitable changes. After all, money comes and goes, and thus is an unstable source of self-esteem, an unreliable foundation upon which to build our identity. – The Dalai Lama
I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion, sacrifice and endurance. – William Faulkner
You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self. – Walt Whitman
We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Teilhad de Chardin
My father told me I should marry the woman that loves me, not the woman I loved. – Leon Cooperman
It’s not rocket surgery. – Kevin Brubaker
Faith means not wanting to know what is true. – Friedrich Nietzsche
First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. – Mohandas Gandhi
Sometimes silence can seem so loud. – Robert Kelly
Don’t do anything you can pay your way out of.
In revenge and in love woman is more barbarious than man. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t, they’d be married too. – H.L. Mencken
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. – Oscar Wilde
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life. – Christopher Morley
All women are born evil. Some just realize their potential later in life than others. – Chad A. Gamble
Woman was God’s second mistake. – Friedrich Nietzsche
It’s only by being forced to question our beliefs that we can be certain they’re right.
Don’t take fear for an answer.
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is not.
I may not come when you call, but I’m always on time.
Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
Don’t lose the greatest thing that ever happen to you because you’re scared.
Jealousy is a form of insanity.
Son, don’t let anyone laugh at you.
This envelope contains your part of the profits from the work which you did that you were not paid to do.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Do not look where you fell, but look where you slipped.
Nothing is permanent except change. – Napoleon Hill
You have a tremendous advantage over the man who does you an injury: You have it within your power to forgive him, while he has no such advantage over you. – Napoleon Hill
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding; and it is not to be found in foreign lands, but in the heart itself. – Robert Louis Stevenson
We all need to learn a lesson from Crayons. Some are sharp, some have weird names, and they are all kinds of colors. But in the end, they all have to learn to live in the same box. – Nick Meno
There are twelve good reasons for failure. The first one is the avowed intention of doing no more than one is paid to do, and the person who makes this avowal may see the other eleven by stepping before a looking glass. – Napoleon Hill
Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
Luck is not chance, it’s toil. Fortune’s expensive smile is earned. – Emily Dickinson
An officer should never apologize to his men; also, an officer should never be guilty of an act for which his sense of justice tells him he should apologize. – Napoleon Hill
Begin now, not tomorrow, not the next week, but today, to seize the moment and make this day count. Remember, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. – Ellen Kreidman
The future is already here, its just not evenly distributed. – William Gibson
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they will render different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. – Rev. Jesse Jackson
Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others.
The irony is that while sleep sometimes brings nightmares, it’s the reality of my waking hours that can cause me the greater fear. – Chris Gardner
Do not be daunted by the enormity of the World’s grief. Do justly now. Walk humbly now. Love mercy now. We are not obligated to complete the task, but neither are you free to abandon it.
The early bird gets the worm. The second mouse gets the cheese.
Boredom is worse than Poverty.
Management is the production of acceptable results withing known constraints and conditions. Leadership is about changing the order.
There is nothing so difficult or so dangerous as to undertake to change the order of things. – Niccolò Machiavelli
Women inspire us to do great things, then prevent us from doing them.
Although success in our pursuits is difficult, remembering why we chose these pursuits and finding the strength to continue the pursuit is easy.
Merit, no matter under what skin found, is, in the long run, recognized and rewarded. – Booker T. Washington
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome trying to succeed. – Booker T. Washington
Is it worse to have something you don’t want or to want something you don’t have?
When you look in the mirror do you like what you see?
What do you see when you close your eyes?
If you are not willing to take pain to live by your principles, there is not point in having principles. – Marvin Bower
Two is better than one only if the two can act as one.
If you think I offended you, you are wrong because you will know when I have offended you.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. – Dr. Seuss
Kids won’t care about what you teach until they know you care.
Satisfaction is the death of desire.
If you make mistakes, people will think you are stupid.
Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
Chaos was the law of nature. Order was the dream of man.
Vision without execution is hallucination. – Thomas A. Edison
Do not prolong something you cannot prevent.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are, right now.
To make honey, young bee need young flower, not old prune. – Mr. Miyagi
Defending yesterday is far more risky than making tomorrow. – Peter F. Drucker
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I used to have morals, now I have standards.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss
Better late than never, but never late is better. – Drake
The exception does not prove the rule. – Mark Suster
Be you, but be the you you like.
Trust is Character, Competence & Empowerment.
People are greater than things, actions are greater than words, and wholes are greater than parts.
Fight as if you’re right, listen as if you’re wrong.
To me the future is not something to be predicted, it’s something to be achieved.
Pursue Excellence and Ignore Success.
Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others. – Jon Postel
Don’t make perfect the enemy of the good.
Everyone wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.
The real test of genius is not knowing best from worst, but knowing best from second best.
Proper preparation prevents poor performance.
In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.
It’s okay to not be okay.
Life doesn’t get better by going faster.
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. – Laurence Peter
Success comes from exploiting your strengths, not minimizing your weaknesses.
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the World are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. – Steve Jobs
Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
There ain’t nothing wrong with being wrong, unless you are too proud to admit it.
There is one thing that can push a man more than fear. Destiny.
A round of golf is about 4 miles, but the winner is determined by inches.
Push yourself. Don’t push your luck.
The greatest success goes to the person who is not afraid to fail in front of even the largest audience.
The biggest competitive advantage is to do the right thing at the worst time.
A frustrated employee is a greater threat than a merely unhappy one.
The job of a manager is to support his or her staff, not vice versa and that begins by being among them.
Effort requires no talent.
It’s natural for complexity to increase as things evolve.
Men never appreciate the women they pay for.
If you don’t want to go to Plan B, have a good Plan A.
There are so many things that one person won’t remember and another will never forget.
Don’t play the game if you aren’t willing to lose.
Don’t play the game if you aren’t trying to win.
Figure out why people don’t come.
Figure out why people don’t come back.
For a moment I forgot, and I wish that moment lasted forever.
I’m haunted by perfection.
The difference between a dream and a wish is what you do today.
You don’t need to convince us the system needs fixing, we know that, you need to convince us you have a better option.
I had a trophy made for participation. It reads “for excellence in showing up.” – Jason Calacanis
I’m going to console myself with being right.
Don’t practice until you can do it right, practice until you can’t do it wrong!
Enemies will broadcast your failure, but whisper your success. Friends will broadcast your success and whisper your failures.
Good leadership takes responsibility, not credit.
Only a fool goes looking for a rainstorm in the sunshine.
It’s what you do next that counts.
We can’t put the genie back in the bottle, but we don’t have to ask the genie for three wishes either.
No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Plans are nothing; planning is everything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In our business, suicide is a much more common cause of death than homicide.
You cannot sit and think your way out of a problem you got in by sitting and thinking.
If something out there is preventing you from being who you really are, fight it.
It is a general truism of this world that anything long divided will surely unite, and anything long united will surely divide.
There’s a difference between taking a step back and turning around and running away.
Mastery is about knowing the rules, fluency is about knowing when to break them. – Devon Ash
Freedom and security are incompatible ideas. You can either do the secure thing or you can take the freedom route.
Lying, and not being caught in the lie, is the same as telling the truth.
Women want one man to provide for their every need. Men want every woman to provide for their one need.
Don’t blame anything on malice that can be explained by conceit.
Everything I’ve done up until 1 minute ago is irrelevant.
Surrounding Yourself with people who see you in a certain way is the surest way for you to be a certain way.
Don’t spend time with people telling you the things you can’t do.
You cannot get into a leadership position by imitating the leaders.
Chasing your tail seems like a good idea, but it hurts when you catch it.
The past cannot be changed, the future is still in your power. — Hugh White
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. – Bruce Lee
Being single is better than being in a bad relationship.
The days are long, but the years are short.
Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. — Ernest Hemingway
The worst of my bad habits was to focus on his faults while taking his virtues for granted.
It is easy to be heavy, hard to be light.
Always vote for a principle, though you vote alone, and you may cherish the sweet reflection that your vote is never lost. — John Quincy Adams
Done is better than perfect.
A great number of people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. — William James
Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better. — Edgar W. Howe
Inconsistency with ourselves is the great weakness of human nature. — Joseph Addison
Only a mediocre person is always at his best. — Somerset Maugham
What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.
It’s like dieting. We all know the secret of dieting – eat better, eat less, exercise more – it’s the application that’s challenging.
We don’t always like our marching orders, but we march.
One is no always happy when on is good, but on is always good when one is happy.
There is no love, there are only proofs of love.
Feeling right is about living the life that’s right for you – in occupation, location, marital status, and so on. It’s also about virtue – doing your duty, living up to the expectations you set for yourself.
We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. — Jean-Paul Sartre
If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine. – Jim Barksdale
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self; and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. — Oscar Wilde
Excellence is everything today, and most people aren’t excellent. If you’re not excellent – like truly excellent at what you do – you’re toast. – Jason Calacanis
Wishes cost nothing unless you want them to come true. — Frank Tyger
Experience is the comb that nature gives us after we are bald.
The door to power opens from the inside.
Don’t trust anyone until you know they are right.
You can’t drink that one away.
Data must always trump your gut, but gut must always be allowed to challenge data.
It’s not all about clicks. It’s also about reminding people you exist.
The thing that’s holding us back is not the cost of failing, it’s thinking about failing.
Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. ― Michael Jordan
Sometimes the message slaps you in the face, other times it’s the messenger.
Starting without a plan is not starting at all. It’s thinking about starting and then complaining that you have to start.
The mark of maturity is the idea of taking blame for when things go bad and not taking the credit for when things go well.
When your shot comes you either take it or you lose.
I’ve been talking to myself but I never listen.
No one person wins championships.
Stay in your lane. Don’t come into my lane without putting on your blinker and me letting you in.
Sometimes it’s important to lie to children.
Why give up before we try?
Give more than you take and you will get more than you need.
Forgive those that sin different than you and hope those forgive you for sinning different than them.
Some lessons can’t be taught. They must be lived to be understood.
Do you drink to drown you sorrows or conscience. Or both?
I think you want to show a level of transparency that breeds trust. You don’t want to show a level of desperation that breeds concern. – Dave McClure
Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like and overnight success. – Biz Stone
Don’t run after success. Run after excellence and success will follow you. – Syed Balkhi
If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. – Osho
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
In my experience, it’s best to ignore things head on.
It’s simple, but not easy.
When all things are in harmony there is the Tao. When the Tao is lost goodness appears, when goodness is lost morality appears, when morality is lost religiosity and ritual appear, and when ritual appears that is the beginning of chaos.
80% of what we do is replicable. We need to emphasize the 20% that’s unique.
You’re probably going to get it wrong before you get it right.
I’m not looking for a princess. I’m looking for a queen so we can make a princess.
If I have to do work I’m not doing my job.
A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, it’s a hobby.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. – Oscar Wilde
It’s not worth fucking your way to the middle.
I chose to be happy.
Sometimes a test comes in the form of a test.
Nobody’s a Boy Scout, not even the Boy Scouts.
It started with a hug.
What’s the point of playing if you don’t keep score.
What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.
All you have to do is not quit.
People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. – Simon Sinek
You only get to strike a match once.
Can we want what we already have?
Tis nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so. – William Shakespeare
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte
If you’re not prepared to be be wrong you’ll never come up with anything creative.
Creativity is having original ideas that have value.
It’s better to have people be happy using someone else’s product than disgruntled using yours.
You have to deal with the world as it is.
A hundred people can read the same words, but in their heads, they’re imagining a hundred different things.
It’s very hard to get people to focus on Plan B when Plan A seems to be working so well.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe
Nothing never means nothing.
I’d rather have an awkward morning than a boring night.
Policies are organizational scar tissue.
What can be more useful than feeling alive?
Sometimes what we know gets in the way of what could be.
It’s a little like when you get into an argument with your wife. There’s that moment when it could go either way, one moment when you can say, ‘Honey, I love you, and I’ll do anything I can to make this better.’ But once you pass that moment, there’s not a lot you can do.
We have to first be limited in order to become limitless. – Phil Hansen
The attention span of outrage is short.
A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. – Mark Twain
The world is made of 2 types of people, the ones who think they are normal and the ones who know there is no such thing.
Lighting a fire under your ass and lighting your ass on fire are not the same thing.
Reality is more complicated than that.
In the end what will hurt the most is not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I did something that was impossible to do, but I didn’t know it was impossible, so that’s how I did it.
You get what you pay for and you pay for what you get.
We can teach the basics, but we cannot teach soul.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. – Bill Gates
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great. – M. C. Escher
Without rest, a man cannot work; without work, the rest does not give you any benefit.
Doubt is essential to faith.
In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The things one most tries to hide are often the things most easily seen.
I’m lost and you aren’t the answer.
To renounce your standards would be to renounce your very being.
See everything. Overlook a great deal, improve a little. — Pope John XXIII
Don’t run when you’re not being chased.
Keep it simple, stupid.
Don’t repeat yourself.
People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. – Simon Sinek
Sucking is the first step toward getting better at something.
Be a learn it all, not a know it all.
Do you want to keep playing or do you want to win?
People don’t value what they don’t earn.
I’m trying to figure out if the fin sticking out the water is attached to a shark or a dolphin.
There’s a fine line between charming and alarming.
The world gives you correlation, we’re looking for causality.
Wishful thinking isn’t a game plan; it’s procrastination. – Kevin Breel
Plant your feet and stand firm. The only question is where to plant your feet.
Victory has defeated you.
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat. – Confucius
One never notices what has been done; one can only se what remains to be done. – Marie Curie
Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing. – John D. Rockefeller
A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of. – Nelson Mandela
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. – Nelson Mandela
Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front. – Nelson Mandela
Obviously murder and graffiti are two vastly different crimes. But they are part of the same continuum, and a climate that tolerates one is more likely to tolerate the other. – Rudolph Giuliani
There are only bad options. It’s about finding the best one.
Self-compassion is feeling that what happened to you is unfortunate, whereas self-pity is feeling that what happened to you is unfair.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Glitter…it’s the devil’s dust.
Go toward what pulls you, not away from what pushes you.
Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
A half truth is a whole lie.
If you love me you’ll send me nudes. If you love yourself you won’t.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Henry David Thoreau
If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. ― Marcus Aurelius
We’re not trying to fix it because it’s working, so stop asking “what if we get it wrong?” and start asking ” what if we get it right?”.
Of course she has baggage, but can she carry it on her own or does she need a bellhop?
You don’t want to open Pandora’s Box if you can’t close it.
Habits are the day to day things being done. Goals are why you are changing your habits.
Plan for the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life. – Mark Twain
Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand. – Homer Simpson
Find something that makes you angry and do something about it.
The great thing about insensitivity is that it lets you sleep when others can’t.
Great and Good are seldom the same man. – Winston Churchill
Failure is an option. Don’t choose it.
Things are exactly as hard as we think.
It is a beautiful and blessed world we live in, and while life lasts, to lose the enjoyment of it is a sin. – A.W. Chambers
Sometimes we need to dream just for the sake of dreaming.
The worst thing you can do is hold on too tight and the second worst thing you can do is not hold on tight enough.
We don’t live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions. – Gerald J. Simmons
It’s fun being right.
It’s the big leagues, you have to foul a few off.
You have to get ice cream home before it melts.
There’s no situation so bad that you can’t make it worse.
The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example. – Thomas Morell
The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears. – Arthur Christopher Benson
Life is long to the miserable, but short to the happy.
But what’s worse, from a moral perspective? Beating someone up who deserves it? Or beating yourself up, who doesn’t?
The trick, it would appear, is being fireproof. It’s being able to perform not just in the heat of the moment, but simply in the moment. It’s about not feeling hot in the first place.
Speak only if it improves upon the silence. – Gandhi
Setting a schedule doesn’t make you a professional, following it does.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do to yourself. – Joi Ito
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. – Samuel Butler
Swim in your own lane.
Do the ordinary extraordinarily well.
Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development.
You’re never as bad as the negative feedback and never as good as the positive feedback.
Pain is temporary, but suck is forever.
You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt
When you can’t find the words to say it’s because you don’t believe what you are saying.
I won’t give you much credit for throwing me a lifeline when you are the one that threw me overboard.
A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view. – Wilma Askinas
Everyone has a friend like that and if you don’t you’re it.
The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.
Everything that is possible to be believed is an image of the truth. – William Blake
Chasing meaning is better than avoiding discomfort.
My half ass idea just went whole.
Every cause has more than one effect.
Being able to cook doesn’t mean you can open a restaurant and opening a restaurant doesn’t mean you can run a business.
I don’t play hard to get, I play hard to want.
Does it worry anyone that Google is going to teach our kids about life and sex?
People will never forget how you make them feel. – Maya Angelou
It’s a lot easier to prevent than repair.
Legacy is greater than currency.
If you try to catch 2 rabbits you will catch none.
Life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans. – Betty Talmadge
Make it easy for everyone to see the best in you.
Sometimes you just want to know you can.
I want you to know, but I don’t want to tell you.
A person can do what they want, but not want what they want.
How you think about how you think will have an impact on how you think.
All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties. – Charles W. Eliot
The method speaks to the motive.
Don’t aim to be perfect! Aim to be antifragile – Nassim Taleb
If you see fraud and don’t shout fraud, you are a fraud. – Nassim Taleb
Love is a gift; friendship is an exchange. – Wilma Askinas
Life is a long lesson in humility. – James M. Barrie
If you truly love life don’t waste time because time is what life is made of. – Bruce Lee
It takes talent to build a house but none to tear it down.
It doesn’t matter if you know the answer, but don’t know the right question.
You don’t get paid for the hour, you get paid for the value you bring to the hour. – Jim Rohn
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. – John D. Rockefeller
There is no “You Suck” in team. – Michelle Schulp
Dig your well before you are thirsty.
Protect your word and invest in your network.
Don’t look down, it’s bad for your attitude.
When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time. – Maya Angelou
Tell me and I will forget, show me and I might remember, involve me and I will understand. – Confucius
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson
You can worry about what others think of you or worry about what you think of you.
The dumbest people I know are those who Know It All. – Malcolm Forbes
To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with. – Mark Twain
If you’re going to talk, say something.
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. – Richard M. Nixon
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. – Roger Crawford
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. – George Eliot
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks. – Christopher Hitchens
Of 400 million sperm you were the gold medalist.
You don’t go to the gym once and get fit, you get sore.
The mind thinks in straight lines, but the world doesn’t work in straight lines.
People are motivated by pain or pleasure. They are either moving away from pain or toward pleasure.
Respect yourself and others will respect you. – Confucius
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. – Theodore N. Vail
With one kind gesture you can change a life. One person at a time you can change the world. – Steve Maraboli
If you want a happy ending, end it while you are happy.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt
It’s not what you look at that matters it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau
To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking. – Johann von Goethe
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo Da Vinci
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. – Henry Ford
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’d rather look back at my life and say “I can’t believe I did that”, rather than saying “I wish I did that”.
Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are. – Niccolo Machiavelli
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. – Isaac Asimov
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu
There is nothing impossible to him who will try. – Alexander the Great
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers. – Brian Tracy
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. – Victor Hugo
The tragedy of life is what dies within a man while he lives. – Albert Schweitzer
Never mistake motion for action. – Ernest Hemmingway
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. – Socrates
He got knocked down. You didn’t get taller.
Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
Sometimes, our visions clear only after our eyes are washed with tears. Sometimes, we have to be broken so we can be whole again.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. – Benjamin Franklin
Change will not come without changes.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. – Henry D. Thoreau
You have to go through something to get to something.
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic. – Peter Drucker
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. – Washington Irving
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. – Henry Longfellow
Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. – Frank L. Gaines
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing other; it is the only means. – Albert Einstein
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston
Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required. – Winston Churchill
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. – Benjamin Jowett
We ought not to judge of men’s merits by their qualifications, but by the use they make of them. – Pierre Charron
Work hard but make sure you enjoy life too. – Ted Smart
Strangers can become best friends just as easy as best friends can become strangers.
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain
Sometimes we make the wrong choices to get to the right place.
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. – Booker T. Washington
The time is always right to do what is right. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
Man who chases two rabbits catches neither.
If you want something sugar coated I’ll order you a dessert.
What you do says a lot about you loudly. What you don’t do says a lot about you quietly.
Critics are not the same as disruptors. Critics point out deficiencies, disruptors create solutions.
High expectations are the key to everything. – Sam Walton
To know what you know and to know what you don’t know, that is real wisdom. – Confucius
If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best. – Neale Donald Walsch
A boy becomes valuable when a girl drops a tear for him. A girl becomes priceless when a boy drops a tear for her.
Loving the life that you’ve been given is the only way to live a better one.
Champions are champions in part because they make championship decisions in all areas of their life – on and off the field. – Bob Starkey
If the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems begin to look like nails. – Abraham Maslow
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker
Don’t second guess the mistakes you’ve made, others will do that for you.
Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou
There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it. – Edith Wharton
The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it. – Michelangelo
If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. – Anthony J. D’Angelo
It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. – Alfred Alder
Never ignore someone who cares for you, because someday you’ll realize you’ve lost a diamond while you were busy collecting stones.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. – Heraclitus
Fake friends are like shadows. Always near you at your brightest moments but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour.
When you know better you do better. – Maya Angelou
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. – Charles F. Kettering
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire. – W. B. Yeats
It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want. – Richard D. Rosen
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. – Corrie Ten Boom
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. – Marianne Williamson
Arrogance requires advertising. Confidence speaks for itself. – Mike Krzyzewski
Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
Focus all your effort on what is in your power to control. – John Wooden
It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. – Denis Waitley
To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. – George Kneller
Sometimes, our vision clears only after our eyes are washed with tears. Sometimes, we have to be broken so we can be whole again.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. – Mary Kay Ash
Don’t point out other peoples flaws, because you’re not perfect; you have to look in the mirror, before you can look out the window.
When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure. – Louis Binstock
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. – Mahatma Gandhi
The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love, your concern.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. – Lao Tzu
Your attitude is either the lock on, or the key to the door of success. – Denis Waitley
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. – Mother Teresa
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. – Mary Pettibone Poole
Sometimes you have to be mean and hurt someone’s feeling to help and save their heart. The truth hurts, but lies kill.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. – Robert H. Schuller
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
Humanity would be better off if there were no people.
People do not change, they are merely revealed. – Anne Enright
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. – Peter T. McIntyre
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. – C. S. Lewis
Trust. It is the hardest thing to find and the easiest thing to lose.
Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.
Whatever you do now sets up what you do later. And there is always a later. – Mike Krzyzewski
Simplicity is not a simple thing. – Charles Chaplin
Second chances are not given to make things right. But are given to prove that we could be better even after we fall.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying. – W. Clement Stone
Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it’s a brighter day.
If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade. – Tom Peters
We are what we think. With our thoughts we make our world. – Buddha
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. – Arthur Helps
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
I’m drinking to numb the pain of not drinking.
You cannot merely expect culture to be a natural occurrence; it has to be taught and made a part of your everyday routine. – Mike Krzyzewski
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. – Jonathan Winters
You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. – Lou Holtz
There is a reason why all things are as they are. – Bram Stoker
The ability to speak eloquently is not to be confused with having something to say. – Michael P. Hart
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. – James M. Barrie
There’s no magic, no matter how much it looks like there is. There’s just work to make things look like magic.
In a time of rapid change, standing still is the most dangerous course of action. – Brian Tracy
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for. – Harper Lee
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. – Norman Vincent Peale
Giving a second chance to the wrong person is always a bad idea.
We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them. – William Arthur Ward
Success is never owned. Success is only rented and payment is due every day.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. – C.S. Lewis
In the end, the game comes down to one thing: man against man. May the best man win. – Sam Huff
Excellence will always cost you more but in the end it always pays for itself.
A broken trust can be described as melted chocolate. No matter how hard you try to freeze it, it will never return to its true shape.
You can’t build a tree. You can only help it grow. – Olivia Harrison
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
Don’t be a spectator, don’t let life pass you by. – Lou Holtz
We are terrified by the idea of being terrified.
We must always change, renew and rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
True love is either yes or no, never maybe.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. – Erma Bombeck
Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidige
There are always going to be things you look back on and wish you did differently but those very choices made you exactly who you are today.
Don’t find fault, find a remedy. – Henry Ford
If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lost.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. – Oscar Wilde
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. – Aristotle
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. – Vernon Law
Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all. – Dwight Eisenhower
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. – Machiavelli
Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down.
A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence. – Jim Watkins
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tsu
Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
Strength isn’t about how much you can handle before you break. It’s about how much you can handle after you break.
It’s more importantly to know what you’re not than what you are.
Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied. – Arnold H. Glasow
Never start a relationship if you haven’t got over your last one.
Privilege is invisible to those that have it.
Be the voice, not the echo.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. – Maya Angelou
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong. – Joseph Chilton Pearce
All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents. – John F. Kennedy
Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated. – J. Yahl
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. Worry about the day they stop.
I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. – Margaret Thatcher
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. – Deepak Chopra
You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back.
If I had my life to live over again, I would ask that not a thing be changed, but that my eyes be opened wider. – Jules Renard
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. – Mary Kay Ash
Good instincts tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. – Michael Burke
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway
What’s obvious to you is amazing to others.
I’m trying to figure out if I’m the answer or the question.
Our job isn’t to assemble the best players, it’s to put together the best team. – Bill Belichick
The first to apologize is always the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.
I can resist anything, except temptation. – Oscar Wilde
Success is about having, excellence is about being. Success is having money & fame, but excellence is being the best you can be. – Mike Ditka
Now that I know the truth, I miss the lie.
Work doesn’t work without play.
I miss the person I thought you were.
The smoke is enough to kill you. There doesn’t need to be fire.
Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.
It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb, Continue to seek new goals. – Pat Summitt
It’s very had to go back in time.
I don’t know why people say secrets are no fun, mine were lots of fun.
I don’t think I like me enough to introduce him to other people.
A woman that can be bought isn’t worth much.
Remember you are like some other people and no other person.
Life is short, even on its longest days.
Great leaders make leaders.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.
If you still talk about it, you still care about it.
If you catch yourself saying “It’s Unbelievable”, believe yourself.
Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise. – Michael Jordan
Be careful with your words; once they are said they can only be forgiven, not forgotten.
What must be done eventually, should be done immediately. – Jeremy Foley
Someone has to be first.
Greatness is doable. Greatness is many many individual feats and each of them is doable.
Don’t try to boil the ocean.
99% honesty is the foundation of any good relationship.
You can choose to remember the door opening or the door closing.
It’s not your advice. It’s your example.
You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.
Real results require real commitment.
Good things come to those who practice.
You have 2 ears and 1 mouth. Use them in proportion.
You’re not perfect, but you’re not your mistakes.
You can’t build a straight house on a crooked foundation.
Innovation without execution is a hallucination.
It’s about getting the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus.
Be a better you, for you.
Comparison is one of the worst forms of self abuse.
Argue like you are right, listen like you are wrong.
Sometime you just have to believe the impossible is possible.
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain
Knowing what you like is the beginning of wisdom and old age.
One cannot learn that which they think they already know.
20 years ago cult leaders were the only people that had followers.