"if you want to be remembered borrow some money, if you want to be forgotten lend some"
Don`t know who said it but they must be pretty smart ;)
---Bryan C. Fleming
the ones I like is By Andrew Grove. Founder of Intel "Only the Paranoid Survive" It`s actually what he named one of his books. I think by far he has inspired me to continue.
Another one is Tony Blair:
Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing
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“Character cannot be developed in ease
and quiet. Only through experience of
trial and suffering can the soul be
strengthened, ambition inspired, and
success achieved." ~ Helen Keller”
" In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." ~ Bill Cosby
"Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know." ~ Pema Chodron
I came up with a list of quotes when I created my current site with the intention of including them on various pages - here are a few that I found inspiring.
A bird doesn`t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Don`t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
---~Empowering and Inspiring the World, One Woman at a Time.
“Finish every day and be
done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no
doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your
old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its
hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays. “
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.”
- Karen Ravn
talent is God`s gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift back to God. “
"Great spirits have always
encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
- Albert Einstein
takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure."
- Emilio James Trujillo
"Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don`t control what you think, you can`t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward"
~ Napoleon Hill
I don`t know about the rest of you, but for me reading a quote by Steve Jobs was what set me on the path to being my own boss. Every once in a while, I find another quote that inspires me to think differently about life/work. I think it would be great if we could share with each other these Life Changing Inspirations.
Here`s my Steve Jobs quote: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I`m about to do today?"
And, interestingly enough, the inspiration for this post was this quote:
"What wold you do if you knew you could not fail?" This I found in a magazine I was readng. Gloria Vanderbilt gave her son, Anderson Cooper of CNN fame, a silver bar with this inscribed on it. I think it is a great way to approach things.
So, what has inspired you?
"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another."
- James Matthew Barrie
"Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it."
- Tom Lehrer
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Some of my all-time favorites:
If you keep doing what you`ve done, you`ll keep getting what you`ve got - unknown
If you always sail close to the shore, you`ll never discover new territories - unknown
Don`t treat every problem like a nail just because all you have is a hammer - unknown
The greatest wisdom comes from those experiments that fail - unknown
Winning the race isn`t hard. You only need to make sure that no one comes in ahead of you. - unknown
It doesn`t matter so much what you do. What matters is how you do it. - unknown (I think I might have actually made that one up myself... but it doesn`t matter. It always reminds me of two things I consider to be most important: integrity and thriving on excellence)
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