Quotes

1. "My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."
- Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host

2. "He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law." - Henry Ford

3. "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."- Anatole France

4. "First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe, "three times."
- Norman Vincent Peale

5. "There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's livielhood. ... Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five."
- William Somerset Maugham

6. " Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

7. "It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts."- Millard Fuller

8. "Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal."

- Mike Ditka

9. "Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
- Gustave Flaubert

10. "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being."
- Johann von Goethe

11. "Less than 25 percent of jobholders a say they are currently working at their full potential."
- News Source

12. "An organization is only as great as the people in it, and the people are only as great as the organization allows them to be." - Anonymous

13. "When people grow profits grow."
- Professor Peter Koestenbaum

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14. "Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional"
- Unknown

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15. "In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you." - Warren Buffett

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16. "In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance."
- JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

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17. "When you're ready to exchange your illusions for reality, when you're ready to exchange your dreams for facts, that's the way you find it all. That's where life finally becomes meaningful. Life becomes beautiful."
- Anthony de Mello, quoted in Inner Journey e-zine

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18. "When you renounce something, you're stuck to it forever. When you fight something, you're tied to it forever. As long as you fight it, you are giving it power. You give it as much power as you are using to fight it... Don't renounce it, see through it. Understand its true value and you won't need to renounce it; it will just drop from your hands.
- Anthony de Mello in Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality

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19. "If you live in the river, you should make friends with the crocodile." - Indian Proverb

20. "Real maturity begins when you finally realize that no one is coming to the rescue."
- Brian Tracy in The Science of Self-Confidence

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21. "When prospects seem to care only about price, it's usually just an illusion--a smoke screen. They will tell you they have found a better price. What they mean is that they found someone who understood their needs better, someone who articulated this understanding better than you did, and who listened to what they said and responded appropriately." - Colleen Madsen in Fall 1999 issue of Profile Magazine

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22. "We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?"
- Jean Cocteau

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23. "Take responsibility. Act fast. Be Thorough."
- Mark Delp, Owner of Fleet Response, speaking of the handling of customer complaints.

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24. "Choice means freedom. Freedom is a terrible burden, but there is no escaping it."
- Andrew M. Greeley in Furthermore! Memories of a Parish Priest.

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25. "In a small business, the most important decisions you make are the things you decide not to do. So find what you're good at, and recognize where your weaknesses are. Then bring on an appropriate partner who can fill in the gap."
- Laura Rippy of Handango in Fast Company

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26. "If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut." - Albert Einstein

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27. "The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."
- Max De Pree

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28. "Those who can command themselves command others." - Hazlitt (1778-1830)

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29. "The first art of a monarch is the power to endure hatred." - Seneca (Hercules Furens)

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30. "The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him."
- Niccol Machiavelli

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31. "There are people who want to be everywhere at once, and they get nowhere." - Carl Sandburg

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32. "It's never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

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33. "Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber

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34. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." - Henry Ford

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35. "By nurturing your personal relationships to help people excel, you build exponential impact in the marketplace. Ultimately, their success is your success."
- Pam Alexander, CEO Alexander Ogilvy Public Relations, in Fast Company Magazine

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36. "Nothing important was ever achieved without someone taking a chance." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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37. "To get your message out, count on personal networks. Relationships are the most powerful form of media."- Pam Alexander, CEO Alexander Ogilvy Public Relations, in Fast Company Magazine

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38. "The job of a good leader is to articulate a vision that others are inspired to follow."
- Lorraine Monroe of The School Leadership Academy, in Fast Company Magazine

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39. Quote: "If I miss . . . If I miss one day's practice, I notice it. If I miss two day's, the critics notice it. If I miss three days, the audience notices it."
- Ignacy Paderewski, Concert Pianist

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40. "We became rich later than I expected. Now I'm too old to enjoy my money."
- John Entwistle, The Kids Are Alright (1979)

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41. "Ideas will only get you so far these days. Count on personal relationships to carry you farther. The new economy is not just about the exchange of information. It's about the exchange of relationships. - Pam Alexander, CEO Alexander Ogilvy Public Relations

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42. "It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back." - Mick Jagger

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43. "The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future."
- Norman O. Brown

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44. "Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried." - Frank Tyger

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45. "Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier." - Bruce Springsteen

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46. "The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter." - W. Somerset Maugham

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47. "Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while."
- Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard, Humorist

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48. "This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of it's furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, Because each has been sent As a guide from beyond."- Rumi from The Essential Rumi

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49. "You know me. I'm a nice person. When I get lousy service, I never complain. I never kick. I never criticize and I wouldn't dream of making a scene. I'm one of those nice customers. And I'll tell you what else I am. I'm the customer who doesn't come back. I take whatever you hand out, because I know I'm not coming back. I could tell you off and feel better, but, in the long run, it's better just to leave quietly. You see, a nice customer like me, multiplied by others like me, can bring a business to its knees. There are plenty of us. When we get pushed far enough, we go to one of your competitors."
- Celina Group

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50. "Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering." - R. Buckminster Fuller

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51. "What we must have--and I do mean 'must'--is a core competence in reinventing ourselves as the needs of our customers change with the marketplace." - Dawn Gould Lepore of Charles Schwab Corp. in Fast Company Magazine

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52. "The velocity of change in today's economy requires a steady commitment to your fundamental values. If you don't have something that your employees can hold on to, everything is up for grabs and people lose their way."- Dawn Gould Lepore of Charles Schwab Corp. in Fast Company Magazine

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53. "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." - Benjamin Spock, M.D.

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54. "I Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed." - Jonathan Swift

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55. "The true artist is a man who believes absolutely in himself, because he is absolutely himself."
- Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900)

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56. "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." - Joseph Campbell

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57. "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." - Marie Curie

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58. "A coward is incapable of exhibiting love, it is the prerogative of the brave."- Gandhi

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59. "Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice." - Anonymous

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60. "The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That is the essence of inhumanity."
 - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

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61. "Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done." - Andy Rooney, "60 Minutes"

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62. "When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness."
- Joseph Campbell

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63. "All Right has a very powerful meaning. Use it instead of OK. The right things for the good of all (the Cosmic) are happening."-
 (Das All = German for the Cosmic)

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64. "To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer." - Farmers' Almanac, 1978

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65. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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66. "A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B." - "Fats" Domino

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67. "To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."
- Thomas A. Edison

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68. "Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds." - Buddha

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69. "Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it." - The Midrash

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70. "When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' " - Theodore Roosevelt

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71. "Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action." - Gandhi

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72. "Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours." - James Baldwin

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73. "More will be accomplished, and better, and with more ease, if every man does what he is best fitted to do, and nothing else." - Plato

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74. "An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run."
- Sydney J. Harris, Quoted in the Reader's Digest

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75. "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
- Walt Disney

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76. "If you're on good terms with yourself you're on good terms with others." - Les Giblin

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77. "We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full." - Marcel Proust

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78. "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." - Victor Hugo

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79. "The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous."  - Shana Alexander

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80. "Champions execute the fundamentals with unconscious competence. That means they've practiced the moves so many times in the past that they can do them almost perfectly without thinking about it. When you can perform brilliantly without thinking, you can perform at a very high level. - June Jones, Atlanta Falcons Coach

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81."Sorrow shared is halved and joy shared is doubled." - Native American Saying

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82. "Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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83. "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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84. "A "no" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble." - Gandhi

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85. "I pray for a more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet. To all who dislike suffering, who cherish lasting happiness, this is my heartfelt appeal."
- His Holiness the Fourteenth Dali Lama

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86. "Life is made of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won't happen. We have to teach ourselves how to live, really live...to love the journey, not the destination. "
- Anna Quindlen in A Short Guide to a Happy Life

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87. "You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." - Henry Drummond, British Clergyman

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88. "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; there is nothing more commonplace than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent." - Earl Nightingale

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89. "If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy. " 
- Dale Carnegie, Author

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90. "If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it." - Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

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91. "How you respond to the challenge after the decision to change your life has been made, will determine whether you achieve or fail to achieve your goals."- Richard Curtin

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92. "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." - Pablo Picasso

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93. "I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. " - Aldous Leonard Huxley, British Writer

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94. "To be nobody -- but yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." - e.e. cummings

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95. "Busy, busy, busy we pass the days of our lives -- gone all too soon. Gone before we get to our dreams of creative expression, self-fulfillment, nurturing."- Carol Orsborn

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96. "We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which always comes to those who sincerely hope their dreams will come true." - Woodrow Wilson

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97. "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational min is a faithful servant. We have created a society thathonors the servant and has forgotten the gift. " - Albert Einstein, Scientist

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98. "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Hall of Fame Baseball Player

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99. "Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed."
- Peter Drucker, Management Theorist

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100. "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." - Chinese Proverb

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101. "When you shift your paradigm to what you can do for others, you begin to accelerate your own evolution and trigger a bounty of blessings. What have you done today?"
- Oprah Winfrey

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102. "Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will." - George Bernard Shaw

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