Quotes

“I’ve made peace somewhere between my ambition and my limitations.” – (from the movie, Teahouse of the August Moon.)

Getting it right the first time is not nearly as important as getting it right the second time.

Wide experience makes for deep tolerance.

It’s easier to pull down than to build up.

The most important events are often the results of accidents. (Polybius)

Action is the antidote for despair. (Joan Baez)

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. (Proverb)

The shortest way to do many things is to do one thing at once. (Samuel Smiles)

If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one. (Mother Teresa)

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. (Chinese proverb)

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. (Geri Weitzman)

Ideas won’t keep; something must be done about them. (Alfred North Whitehead)

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. (John Wooden)

The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going. (Author unknown)

You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now. (Joan Baez)

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated and the desire to be important. (Dale Carnegie)

It is useless for us to reason a man out of a thing he has never been reasoned into. (Jonathan Swift)

Start with what you can do; don’t stop because of what you can’t do. (Author unknown)

Whatever you are, be a good one. (Abraham Lincoln)

If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. (Henry Ford)

Be the change you want to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Great wealth and contentment seldom live together. (Bob Phillips)

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. (Mary Kay Ash)

Have you got a problem? Do what you can where you are with what you’ve got. (Theodore Roosevelt)

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. (Henry Ford)

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. (Abraham Maslow)

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t. (Martin Van Buren)

“Only the ideas that we really live have any value.”
— Hermann Hesse. German novelist and poet, 1946 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1877-1962

Stockdale Principle – You have to be realistic bout your current situation and yet stay optimistic about the future.

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