Inspirational Quotations

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
-Arthur Schopenhauer

"The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets."
-Baron Rothchild

"If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you are doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours."
-Ray Kroc

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation, which gives happiness"
-Thomas Jefferson

"Reality is unforgivingly complex."
-Anne Lamott

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."
-Abraham Lincoln

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense."
-Thomas Edison

"Most everything I've done I've copied from someone else."
-Sam Walton

"A business, like an automobile, has to be driven in order to get results."
-B.C. Forbes

"Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things."
-Peter Drucker

"Diligence is the mother of good fortune."
-Benjamin Disraeli

"Luck has often been described as: When preparedness meets opportunity."
-Walt Lipski

"Goals are used as a long range, big picture target. Objectives are shorter term with more measureable benchmarks. It usually takes a multitude of objectives to achieve a goal."

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."
-Mark Twain

"You have to believe in yourself and let no one else shake that belief."
-Jeffrey Gitomer

"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. The success is sure."
-Mark Twain

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."

"Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal."
-Mike Ditka

"I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it."
-Jonathan Winters

"If you don't feel a little stretched, you're never going to grow."
-Ted Wetterau

"Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable."
-John F. Kennedy

"No plan survives its collision with reality."
-Susan Scott

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."
-Winston Churchill

"The best we can hope for is the masterful administration of the unforeseen."
-Robert Bridges

"To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them."
-Hugh Prather

" One cannot know what he does not study. One cannot appreciate what he does not recognize. One cannot have doubt about that which he wishes to trust."
-Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.

"A failure to trust is really just a triumph of fear. Fear of heartbreak or failure, but it's all one biggie: fear of the unknown. Specifically, that you won't be emotionally able to handle any outcome that deviates from the one you've envisioned. Which means the person you don't trust is yourself. Right? Hard to admit, but the hardest part of the process. From here, there's no universal solution, but asking why you're so scared is a start. The true measure of strength: just slowly release your grip."
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat

"All generalizations are false, and so is this one."
-Mark Twain

"Do or do not. There is no try."
-Yoda, Jedi Master, "Star Wars"

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