01 March 2008

A few interesting quotes to get you through the day

Part of a project I was working on recently required me to find some quotes. As always, I got lost in the process. I thought I might share a few of the ones that stood out the most to me with you. Enjoy, there are a few oldies but goodies and a couple of plain gems – especially the one about women and tea bags.

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“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives”.
William James, Harvard Psychologist

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can”
Richard Bark, author of Jonathon Livingston Seagull

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.”
Dale Carnegie

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”
Henry Ford

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”
Mark Twain

“People call me a perfectionist, but I’m not. I’m a rightist. I do something until it’s right and then I move on to the next thing”
James Cameron, Academy Award Winning Director

“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engineers of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever acheieved without enthusiasm”.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it”
Michelangelo

“In every society there are human “benchmarks” – certain individuals whose behaviour become the model for everyone else – shining examples that others admire and emulate. We call these individuals class acts”.
Dan Sullivan, Co Founder and President, The Strategic Coach

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill

“Many people die with the music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out”.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”
Jim Rohn, Self made millionaire and successful author


5 thoughts on “A few interesting quotes to get you through the day”

  1. Noel Farquharson says:

    One of my favourites is a Henry Ford saying
    If you think you can
    or you think you can’t
    you’re right

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  3. Shannon says:

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