Quotes to RememberApril 21, 2008 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Blog Files, Cliff Notes | Leave a comment
Sometimes it’s nice to see what advice the “Greats” of history have to give you in a sentence or two… Was reviewing today “The Greatest Quotes of All Time” which is a shortlist by a blogger of a book called Great Quotes by Great Leaders. I chose my favorites among the very long list.
Napolean Bonaparte (1769 – 1821):
Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake.
Thomas Edison (1846 – 1931):
I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900):
A man can’t be too careful in his choice of enemies.
David T. Wolf:
Idealism is what precedes experience…
Ernest Hemmingway (1889-1961):
Never mistake motion for action.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Norman Vincent Peale:
Believe that you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
We tend to get what we expect.
The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Formal courtesy between husband and wife is even more important than it is between strangers.
Anything free is worth what you pay for it.
Don’t try to have the last word. You might get it.
Avoid making irrevocable decisions while tired or hungry.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives too easy.