Tuesday, July 10, 2007
"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong me believe in cause and effect."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give."
— William A. Ward
"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however."
— Richard Bach
"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
— Woody Allen
"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success."
— Dr. Joyce Brothers
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."
— Norman Vincent Peale
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
— Calvin Coolidge
"You cannot motivate the best people with money. Money is just a way to keep score. The best people in any field are motivated by passion."
— Eric S. Raymond
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."
— George Bernard Shaw
"If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours."
— Ray Kroc — Founder McDonalds Corp.
"You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it."
— Oprah Winfrey
"To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy."
— Bette Davis
"My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil."
— John Paul Getty
"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."
— Henry Ford
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