Quotations

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When the shadow of the grasshopper

Falls across the trail of the field mouse

On green and slimey grass as a red sun rises

Above the western horizon silhouetting

A gaunt and tautly muscled Indian warrior

Perched with bow and arrow cocked and aimed

Straight at you it’s time for another martini!

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“Cheshire-Puss,” … said Alice, “would you tell me, please,

which way I ought to go from here?”

That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

“I don’t much care where …” said Alice.

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

“…so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.

“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

–Lewis Carrol

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It is only when you are pursued, that you become swift.

–Kahlil Gibran

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.

–William Arthur Ward

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People who are only good with hammers see every problem as a nail.

–Maslow

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To each is given a bag of tools,

A shapeless mass, a book of rules –

From which he will make ere his life has flown,

A stumbling block–or a stepping stone.

–Author Unknown

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Making a living is necessary and often satisfying; eventually, making a difference becomes more important.

–David Campbell

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The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.

–Bekins advertisment

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People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

–A. Lincoln

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Love the people that hate you. It makes them madder than HELL!

–Leo Buscaglia

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A firefighting culture breeds arsonists.

–Robert Hennig?

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You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

–Richard Bach

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We’re all ignorant–only about different things.

–Will Rogers

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The trouble with political jokes is that very often they get elected.

–Will Rogers

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It’s never too late to learn, but sometimes it’s too early.

–Charlie Brown

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Beam me up Scotty. There’s no intelligent life here.

–Mr. Spock

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

–George Bernard Shaw

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Bad times are like a big bottle of bad wine, it only feels better after you’ve finished it.

–The Dealmaker

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Education is . . . hanging around until you’ve caught on.

–Robert Frost

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

–Aristotle

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Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

–Benjamin Franklin

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To be understood–rather than winning–is the goal in communication.

–Author Unknown

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People are remembered in life not for how few times they fail–but, for how often they succeed.

–Art Mortell

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Success–To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In your vision of the world is the image of yourself.

–Morgan

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On the plains of hesitation lie the bleached bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest, and resting died.

–Author Unknown

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I ain’t as good as I used to be–Hell, I never was!

–B.Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Ret.

Pilot of the Enola Gay

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Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world.

–Albert Einstein

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Excellence is achieved. It is not stumbled onto in the course of amusing oneself. It is built upon discipline and tenacity of purpose.

–Author Unknown

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All art is a series of recoveries from the first line. The hardest thing to do is to put down the first line, but you must.

–Nathan Olivera?

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Discovery consists in looking at the same things as everyone else and thinking something different.

–Albert Szent-Györgyi

Physician & Nobel Prize Winner

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If you’re twenty years old and are not a liberal–you don’t have a heart. If you’re forty years old and are not a conservative–you don’t have a brain.

–Winston Churchill

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Great teams and great players are characterized by hustle–the extra spurt of activity that seems unnecessary, but which can make the difference between winning and losing.

–Author Unknown

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One must always look ahead, but it is difficult to look farther than one can see.

–Winston Churchill

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Ain’t no man that can avoid being born average, but ain’t nobody got to be common.

–Satchel Paige

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Creativity does not need to be developed in man, but simply liberated.

–Author Unknown

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A young bull & an old bull were walking through a pasture one day. As they crested a hill, they saw a herd of cows in a meadow below them.

“Wow!” said the young bull, “Look at all those cows. Let’s run down there and service one of them.”

“Let’s walk down there,” said the old bull, “and service all of them.”

–Author Unknown

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Make it a habit to keep on the lookout for novel and interesting ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you’re working on.

–Thomas Edison

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A door never closes on your life that another one doesn’t open.

–Jack Kemp’s mother

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Many people mistake and miss opportunity because it often goes around wearing overalls and is disguised as work.

–Jim Sweeney

Salesman

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When all is said and done, usually more is said than done.

–Lou Holtz

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Blessed are the brief, for they shall be invited back.

–Jack Harvard

Mayor of Plano, TX

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This country needs a revolution every twenty years.

–Thomas Jefferson

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The greatest source of energy is the pride that comes from a job well done.

–Author Unknown

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Successful people make a habit of doing the things that failures will not do.

–Zig Ziglar

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Perfection is not attainable. But in the pursuit of perfection, you can find excellence.

–Vince Lombardi

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If you can dream it, you can do it.

–Walt Disney

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A man can see farther through a tear than through a telescope.

–Byron

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The Six Phases of a Project:

1. Enthusiasm

2. Disillusionment

3. Panic

4. Search for the Guilty

5. Punishment of the Innocent

6. Praise and Honors for the Non-Participants

–Author Unknown

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Things aren’t out of control–just out of focus.

–Dan Grant

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The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.

–Patricia Neal

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Leadership is the courage to admit mistakes, the vision to welcome change, the enthusiasm to motivate others, and the confidence to stay out of step when everyone else is marching to the wrong tune.

–E. M. Estes

President

General Motors Corp.

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We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

–Benjamin Franklin

July 4, 1776

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In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins–cash and experience. Take the experience first and the cash will come.

–Harold Geneen

Retired chairman, ITT Corporation

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People are always blaming 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, look for the circumstances they want–and if they don’t find them, make them.

–George Bernard Shaw

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I want to be completely used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I celebrate life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” to me, but rather like a splendid torch which I hold in my hand at this moment in time, and I want it to burn as brightly as possible before passing it on to future generations.

–George Bernard Shaw

from Man and Superman

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We only fail if we fail to try.

–Patricia Neal

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We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.

–Petronius Arbiter

210 B. C.

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Never close your door on a setting sun.

–Patricia Neal

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Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

–Frederick Wilcox

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In idleness alone is there perpetual despair. There is always hope in a person who earnestly works.

–Carlyle

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If you’re not the lead sled dog, the scenery never changes.

–Ron Chapman

KVIL Radio Personality

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The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn’t hear the referee.

–H. E. Jansen

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We, like the eagles, were born to be free. Yet we are obliged, in order to live at all, to make a cage of laws for ourselves and to stand on the perch.

–William Bolitho

“Christopher Columbus”

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Socrates was a famous speaker who gave advice. They poisoned him.

–A 4th Grader

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People don’t wear out. But they often rust out.

–Patricia Neal

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It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things.

For the reformer has enemies in all those who would profit by the old order and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the laws in their favor; and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.

–Niccollo Machiavelli

“The Prince”

1513 A.D.

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A person can do anything and go anywhere, so long as he doesn’t care who gets the credit.

–Bob Woodward

Former Chairman of the Board

Coca-Cola Corp.

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Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind.

–Detroit Advertising Council

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Life is an inside job.

–Wally “Famous” Amos

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No problem can stand the assaults of sustained thinking.

–Voltaire

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It is unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money–that is all. But when you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot–it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.

–John Ruskin

(1819­1900)

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Elections are the advance auction of stolen goods.

–H. L. Mencken

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People will follow any leader along a broad and easy way. Controversial and difficult paths demand leadership with integrity and commitment.

–David T. Kimball, Chairman

Signal Corp.

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The biggest risk is to do nothing when the world is changing rapidly.

–Walter B. Wriston

Retired Chairman, Citicorp

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The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

–Vincent T. Lombardi

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Responsibility is a unique concept. It can only reside and inhere in a single individual. You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you. You may disclaim it, but you cannot divest yourself of it.

–Admiral Hyman Rickover

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Our compulsion to turn every scrap of bad news into a full-blown crisis distorts our perspective and neglects to remind us that trouble may be news, but it is by no means new.

Walter B. Wriston

Retired Chairman, Citicorp

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First things first, second things never!

–Author Unknown

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Hard work is not a substitute for talent, but among the least successful people I know are those with considerable talent who mistakenly thought talent alone would be their key to a bright future.

–U.S. Senator Paul Simon

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It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In golf and in life, it’s the follow through that makes the difference.

–Author Unknown

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I don’t know what your destiny may be, but this I do know–those of you who will be truly happy are those who have sought–and found how to serve.

–Albert Schweitzer

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Management’s job is to see the company not as it is–but as it can become.

–John W. Teets, Chairman

The Greyhound Corp.

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A man is never so on trial as in the moment of excessive good fortune.

–Author Unknown

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Do the act and the attitude will follow.

–William James

Philosopher

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Any new thing is first declared to be absurd, later declared to be obvious, and finally, its adversaries claim that they invented it.

–William James

on innovation

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One knows the very nature of both man and woman by their actions at table. One suddenly sees their innermost characters, their attitudes, their breeding, but above all, one knows whether one cares to spend another evening at table with them.

–19th century editor in Boston

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We are driving ever faster into the future, but trying to steer by only looking in the rear-view mirror.

–Marshall McLuhan

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A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. I want all the youngsters to sail out to sea and be good ships.

–Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

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Everything is easy–once you know how!

–Pete Carter

Famous Hand Surgeon

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The market dries up when all the front hall closet shelves are full.

–Hy Lyon

North Texas Commission

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The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

–Theodore Roosevelt

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If you don‘t make dust, you eat dust.

–Author Unknown

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Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity; they seem more afraid of life than of death.

–James F. Byrnes

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If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life which you have imagined, you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

–Henry David Thoreau

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The world owes no man a living, but it owes every man an opportunity.

–H. L. Hunt

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Those things that hurt, instruct.

–Benjamin Franklin

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An optimist may see light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?

–Michel De Saint-Pierre

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons they themselves have finally come to discover.

–Blaise Pascal

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Defining the purpose and mission of the business is difficult, painful and risky. But it alone enables a business to develop strategies, to concentrate its resources and to go to work. It alone enables a business to be managed for performance.

–Peter F. Drucker

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Men spend most of their lives worrying about things that never happen.

–Molière

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Dull people keep immaculate desks.

–Author Unknown

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Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year.

Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism. Commitment is knowing exactly what you want and not quitting –ill you get it.

–Shearson Lehman Brothers

and Carole Young

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Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.

–Author Unknown

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Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

–Oliver Wendell Holmes

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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.

–Vincent T. Lombardi

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People forget how fast you did a job–but they remember how well you did it.

–Author Unknown

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Congress–the only whorehouse in the world that loses money.

–Dr. John Rutledge

Claremont Economics Institute

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If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

–Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Every start upon an untrodden path is a venture which only in unusual circumstances looks sensible and likely to succeed.

–Albert Schweitzer

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Failure to use such an abundant inherent treasure as creativity, whether it be because of unawareness that it exists, indifference, or deliberate stultification is more than a waste; it is self-betrayal.

–Masatoshi Yoshimura

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The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

–Eleanor Roosevelt

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Obstacles are merely things you overcome.

–Ernest Shackleton

Arctic explorer

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There is only one thing that can ever stop you from reaching your dreams, and that is if you let other people drag you down to their level.

–Dr. Henry Catlene?

Economist

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Loaning money to Mexico, Argentina or farmers is a lot like making love to a gorilla. You’re not done until the gorilla’s done.

–Dr. John Rutledge

Claremont Economics Institute

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Planning–the substitution of error for uncertainty in running a business.

–Dr. John Rutledge

Claremont Economics Institute

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Creative clutter is better than tidy idleness.

–Author Unknown

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President Reagan’s economic policy:

1. I hate inflation.

2. I hate taxes.

3. I hate the Russians.

And by the way, Reagan’s a believer, not a thinker.

–Dr. John Rutledge

Claremont Economics Institute

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There’s a very small difference between winning and not winning.

–A Golfer

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The Intrapreneur’s Ten Commandments

1. Come to work each day willing to be fired.

2. Circumvent any orders aimed at stopping your dream.

3. Do any job needed to make your project work, regardless of your job description.

4. Find people to help you.

5. Follow your intuition about the people you choose, and work only with the best.

6. Work underground as long as you can–publicity triggers the corporate immune mechanism.

7. Never bet on a race unless you are running in it.

8. Remember it is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

9. Be true to your goals, but be realistic about the ways you achieve them.

10. Honor your sponsors.

–Gifford Pinchot III

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The secret of success is to be ready for opportunity when it comes.

–Benjamin Disraeli

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What we gain too easily, we esteem too lightly.

–Dick Bass

Men are made strong not by winning easy battles, but by losing hard-fought ones.

–Dick Bass’ uncle

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Life responds to deserve, not to need. Learn to work with people who deserve it, not those who need it. The key to leadership is to teach people how to deserve it.

–Jim Rohn

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Don’t ever wrestle with a pig–you’ll only get dirty, while the pig will enjoy it.

–Pattie Mickie

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The race may not always be to the swift, nor the fight to the strong–but that’s sure as hell the way I’m going to bet.

–Daymon Runyon

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The power to get things done seldom depends on formal titles and authority alone. In great measure, it depends on a person’s track record and reputation, knowledge, and a network of relationships. In effect, the power to implement change and execute effectively relies heavily on one’s social currency, something a person accumulates over time.

–Richard Pascale

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The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

–Joe Paterno

Head Football Coach

Penn State University

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Volunteerism should be selfless. Ideally you should be like the Lone Ranger. You do a good deed, then you leave a silver bullet and move on.

–M. Richard Rose

President, RIT

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Our approach is to serve every client as if that client were our only client. Because we know you always have a choice.

–The Boston Company

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Man can take bad news, but he can’t stand uncertainty.

–Dick Bass

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We’re smarter, more educated and more organized than the criminals. Our job is to outsmart them!

–Carole Young

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The way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.

–Linus Pauling

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Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

–William Faulkner

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The concern for man and his destiny must always be the chief interest of all technological endeavor. Never forget it among your calculations and diagrams.

–Albert Einstein

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The only time I ever refused a drink was the one time I didn’t understand the question.

–Author Unknown

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When working with people, let them find out it was more than you promised and easier than you said.

–Jim Rohn

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If you do right, you do O.K.

–Vince Dooley’s Do­Right Rule

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The pursuit of excellence is as noble as its achievement.

–Maritz Corporation Poster

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We do not stop playing because we are old–we grow old because we stop playing.

–Author Unknown

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God created whiskey to keep the Irish from taking over the world.

–Author Unknown

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If we don’t change our direction, we’re likely to end up where we’re headed.

–Old Chinese proverb

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Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.

–Alfred North Whitehead

Life is not meant to be taken seriously–just responsibly.

–Author Unknown

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Excellence lies not in doing one thing well, but in doing everything superbly!

–Four Seasons Hotel

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Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of thyself.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action.

–Paul Lautermilch

EDS Salesman

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Stick to the truth and nothing bad will ever happen to you–probably.

–Don Ferman

Maritz Communications Corp.

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Work hard, trust in God, and keep your bowels open.

–Oliver Cromwell

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Diplomacy–The art of saying “Nice doggy” until you can find a stick.

–Mark Twain

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Your best this week should be your worst next week.

–Jimmy Young

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Portability means you can carry something else, too. 0.5 herniations per block is not portable.

–Alan Kay

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You cannot step into the same river twice, because both you and the river have changed.

–Hereclitus

12th century philosopher

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You are remembered for the rules you break.

–Douglas MacArthur

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A mistake is just another way of doing things.

–A CEO

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

–Alan Kay

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The harder you work, the luckier you get.

–Gary Player

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Some day after mastering the winds, the waves, the tide and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then–for the second time in the history of the World–Man will have discovered fire.

–Tielhard de Chardin

French Jesuit poet, scientist, writer

1881­1953

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What is hustle?

Hustle is doing something that everyone else is absolutely certain can’t be done.

Hustle is getting the order because you got there first. Or stayed with it after everyone else gave up.

Hustle is shoe leather and elbow grease and sweat. And missing lunch.

Hustle is getting prospects to say “yes” after they’ve said “no” twenty times.

Hustle is doing more for a customer than the other person is doing.

Hustle is believing in yourself and the business you’re in.

Hustle is providing top quality service.

Hustle is the sheer joy of winning.

Hustle is being the hardest loser in town.

Hustle is hating to take a vacation because you might miss a piece of the action.

Hustle is hopping out of bed, late at night, to write down a great idea.

Hustle is heaven if you’re a hustler.

Hustle is hell if you’re not.

–MTech Corporation

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It is not bigness we seek, it is greatness. Bigness is imposing, greatness is enduring.

–Al Williams

Former President, IBM

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Everyone wants me to pick up their garbage, but no one wants me to put it down.

–Louis Welch

Mayor of Houston

Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance.

–C. W. Wendte

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The problem isn’t the problem, the problem is the attitude about the problem.

–Kelly Young

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Some are born great,

Some achieve greatness,

And some have greatness thrust upon them.

–William Shakespeare

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Never trust a computer you can’t lift.

–Larry ?????

The Seybold Group

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If you done it, it ain’t bragging.

–Will Rogers

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The roots of education are bitter–but the fruit is sweet.

–Aristotle

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The power to tax is the power to destroy.

–Justice Marshall

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A consultant is someone who steals from the smart and sells to the stupid.

–Alan Kay

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Imagination is the key to motivation.

–René Descartes

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EDS is the world’s largest free-lance MIS department.

–Alfred Mandell

at MacWorld Dallas

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Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.

–Henry David Thoreau

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Life is unending; only individuals die. But their contributions, for good or bad, live on, and segments of these contributions are passed on from generation to generation.

–Robert Half

Personnel recruiter executive

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The great mystery isn’t that people do things badly, but that they occasionally do a few things well. The only thing that is universal is incompetence. Strength is always specific! Nobody ever commented, for example, that the great violinist Jascha Heifetz couldn’t play the trumpet very well.

–Peter Drucker

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Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

–Author Unknown

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The Macintosh is still too damned hard to use.

–Jean-Louis Gassee

Senior VP, R & D

Apple Computer, Inc.

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Texas is not really a member of the United States, but an affiliate.

–A Participant in the Texas Sesquicentennial Forum

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To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.

Tennyson

from Ulysses

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The skill to do comes from the doing.

–Cicero

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Success comes before work–only in the dictionary.

–Author Unknown

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I didn’t bite off more than I could chew–it just grew in my mouth.

–Dr. Robert Ballard

on The Jason Project

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If the auto industry advanced this fast since 1981, today we’d have cars that go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds, circle the globe on a tank of gas, and cost half as much as they did six years ago.

–Edward Lucente

Vice President

IBM Information Systems Division

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One is always sixteen in some corner of the heart.

–French Proverb

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What you are speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you say you are.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I don’t know who discovered water, but it wasn’t a fish.

–Marshall McLuhan

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Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds a man down or polishes him up depends on what he is made of.

–Old Proverb

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What you can do is limited only by what you can dream.

–Dick Rutan

Voyager Pilot

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Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending.

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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I am more interested in the return of my money than the return on my money.

–Pete Carter

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Human beings first shape tools. Then the tools begin to shape us.

–Alan Kay

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Life’s a bitch and then you die.

–Pat Hose

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The main invention of the nineteenth century was invention itself.

–Alfred North Whitehead

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It’s not just a presentation–it’s your future.

–Apple Computer, Inc. Advertisement

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The twentieth century was the century in which change changed.

–Marshall McLuhan

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Information is any difference that makes a difference.

–Raymond Bateson

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Point of view is worth eighty IQ points.

–Alan Kay

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You don’t understand a thing unless you understand it at more than one level.

–Marvin Minsky

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Life’s too short to jump start a three watt bulb, because once you get it started it’s only a three watt bulb anyway.

–Dr. Robert Ballard

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A consultant is a person who knows a hundred ways to make love, but doesn’t have a girl friend.

–Mike Hammond?

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Ease of use, not ease of implementation.

–Foley & Van Dam

“Fundamentals of Interactive Computer Graphics”

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Don’t simply find a need and fill it. Create a need only you can fill.

–Alan Kay

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Never invest in anything you can’t explain to your wife.

–Gary Fernandes

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Just remember one thing–it ain’t never gonna get good for poor people.

–De Soto Jordan’s father

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There are only two sports in Texas–football and spring football.

–Pete Carter

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You can’t teach a person anything. You can only help him discover it for himself.

–Galileo

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I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.

–Woodrow Wilson

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Never get into the thick of thin things.

–Roger Nichols

Boston Museum

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Life is not a dress rehearsal for anything.

–Dr. Robert Ballard

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Too often we measure things with a micrometer, mark them with chalk and cut them with a chain saw.

–Joe Schoendorf

Apple Computer Executive

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Ease of use promotes use.

–David Shay

Peat Marwick Main

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Invention is the mother of necessity.

–Marshall McLuhan

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The paper industry has cause for optimism–the printing industry does not!

–Ithiel de Sola Pool

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The present is the past biting into the future.

–Edwin Land

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What gets measured gets done.

–David Shay

Peat Marwick Main

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Most of us learn from other people’s mistakes, rather than our own.

–Stewart Brand

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It is by logic that you prove, but by intuition that you discover.

–Henri Poincare

French Philosopher

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You can control the way you play by the way you think.

–John Williams

Tennis Pro

South Seas Plantation

Captiva Island, FL

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You can count how many seeds are in the apple, but not how many apples are in the seed.

–Ken Kersey

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You don’t grow old. You get old by not growing.

E. Stanley Jones

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What goes right is the result of teamwork, and what goes wrong is my fault.

–Sir Rudolf Bing

The Metropolitan Opera Company

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The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately to defeat him.

–Russell Baker

Columnist

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The great accomplishments of man result from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.

–Peter Drucker

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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

–Robert Frost

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The spider monkeys do what the baboons do.

–Gene Cocke

EDS Teacher

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You’ve got to play with your heart–with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy who has a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.

–Vince Lombardi

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The job of the scientist is to make the inevitable happen a little sooner.

–Dr. Robert Ballard

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In a post-industrial society, our schools are the farmlands of the future.

–Jim Crupi

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It doesn’t rain much in this country, but when it does, it rains like a damn fool.

–Former editor of The Albany, Texas News

on Texas weather

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The trouble with school is that they teach you stuff that you don’t know.

–Dennis the Menace

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Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere.

–Texas Bumper Sticker

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If you work for a man, in heaven’s name, work for him. If he pays you wages which supply you bread and butter, stand by him and stand by the institution he represents. If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

If you must vilify, condemn and eternally disparage, resign your job and when you are outside, damn him to your heart’s content, but as long as you are a part of the institution do not condemn it. If you do that, you are loosening the tendrils which are holding you to the institution, and the first high wind which comes along will uproot you and blow you away and you probably never will know the reason why.

–Benjamin Franklin

1772

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Beer is just enlightened water.

–Author Unknown

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The greatest despair is to not become the man you were meant to be.

–Kirkegarde

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One man with courage is a majority.

–Andrew Jackson

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The way you succeed in a leadership role is to push the guy ahead of you and pull the guy behind you.

–Author Unknown

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Are you in earnest? seize this very minute–

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it,

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

Only engage, and then the mind grows heated–

Begin it, and the work is completed!

–Goethe

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You can run, but you can’t hide.

–Joe Louis

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A nation reveals itself not only by the people it produces, but also by the people it honors and the people it remembers.

–John F. Kennedy

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Washington–You have to scrape away the surface tinsel to get to the real tinsel.

–Sander Vanocer

from Oscar Levant

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Excellence can be attained

…if you care more than others think is wise,

…risk more than others think is safe,

…dream more than others think is practical,

…expect more than others–this is possible.

–Author Unknown

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A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said but says what someone wants to remember.

–John Mason Brown

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The best way for Honda to communicate its corporate philosophy is through its product.

–Komichi Yamomura???

CEO, Honda

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If a boy has enough intelligence, he should consider studying for the ministry; unless when he goes to the university, he is given to carousing, drinking and wenching, in which case, he ought to consider the law.

–John Colyer

1761

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Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

–Author Unknown

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Don’t let your mouth write a check your body can’t cash.

­Flip Wilson as Geraldine

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Public sentiment is everything–With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. He who moulds public sentiment goes deeper than he who executes statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes or decisions possible or impossible to execute.

–Abraham Lincoln

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No, no, no, Hubie. You don’t go for pars anymore. Amateurs go for pars. You’re a pro now. You go for birdies and eagles. You forget about pars. Birdies. Eagles. You’re a pro.

–Hubert Green

US Open Winner (1977)

PGA Championship Winner (1985)

Golf Pro

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Heresy is not a rebellion against doctrine. It is usually a rebellion against behavior.

–Truman Cook

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The Dilemma

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing–does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.

He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave. He has forfeited his freedom. Only a person who takes risks is free.

–Author Unknown

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The most beautiful sight in the world is a little child going confidently down the road after you have shown him the way.

–Confucius

Today you can no longer say, “The drug problem worries me” or “Crime worries me” or “Illiteracy worries me.” If it worries you, then you’ve got to do something about it.

–Barbara Bush

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If you can’t face the music, you’ll never lead the band.

–The Wall Street Journal

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Life is too short to dance with ugly women.

–Lee Fikes

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Life is too short to dance with ugly men.

–Bumper Sticker

on a Texas Pickup Truck

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All cats are black in the dark.

–Ben Thomas

At the Albion River Inn

Mendocino, CA

October 3, 1988

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Logic only gives a man what he needs. But magic gives him what he wants.

–Tom Robbins

from “Another Roadside Attraction”

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Our primary goal is to help our customer meet his primary goal.

–Deborah Waggoner

EDS Account Manager,

Mass. RMV Account

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It ain’t what you know that counts. It’s what you can think of in time.

–Al Casey

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There is moderation even in excess.

–Benjamin Disraeli

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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.

–Calvin Coolidge

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Success is a matter of commas, not periods, after every achievement or disappointment.

–Author Unknown

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Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.

–Winston Churchill

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

–A. Einstein

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It is better to be able to say, “I is rich,” than “I am poor.”

–Bob Woodson

President, National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise

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God didn’t put me here to be some kind of decorative accessory.

–Dolly Good

TACA Board Member

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In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made school boards.

–Mark Twain

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That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;

Who has gained the respect of men and women and the love of children;

Who never lacks appreciation of the earth’s beauty or fails to express it;

Who follows his dreams and pursues excellence in each task;

And who brings out the best in others and gives only the best of himself.

–Bessie Anderson

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The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.

–George Burns

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We didn’t all come over on the same ship, even though we’re in the same boat now.

–Bernard Baruch

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All people dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are the dangerous people, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.

–T. E. Lawrence

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I have often been afraid, but I would not give in to it. I simply acted as though I was not afraid, and presently the fear disappeared.

–Theodore Roosevelt

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About the time we think we can make ends meet, someone moves the ends.

–Herbert Hoover

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I don’t like money, but it quiets my nerves.

–Joe Louis

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Only the mediocre are at their best all the time.

–Gerry Roche

Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles

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Life doesn’t make sense. If it made sense, then men would ride sidesaddle.

–Gerry Roche

Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles

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When two bull elephants fight, the grass always loses.

–Bob Woodson

President, National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise

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Many a man waits for his ship to come in–even though he never sent one out.

–Bernard Baruch

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Over a half century has gone by since I began making business decisions, and if I were forced to try to sum it all up, I would have to say that the best way to run a business with the best hope of eventual success is to do it as you would cook on a wood-burning stove.

How do you cook on such a primitive stove? Because you know that you cannot control all the elements of fire, wood, air flow, etc., you keep your eye on everything at all times. You follow the recipe to an extent, but you also add something extra of your own. You do not measure out every spice and condiment. You sprinkle here, you pour there. And then you watch it cook.

You keep your eye on the pot. You look at it and check it from time to time. You sniff it. You dip your finger in and taste it. Perhaps you add a little something extra to suit your own taste. You let it brew a while and then taste it again. And again. If something is wrong, you correct it. Whatever you do, the most important thing is to keep your eye on it. You don’t want it to be ruined when you are off doing something else.

When it is done to your satisfaction, you’re right there to take it off the stove. In the end, you will have a pot roast or a lamb stew that is the very best you could possibly make, a joy to your palate and a tribute to your ability as a cook. It will taste far better than any slab of meat you cook automatically by pushing buttons on a microwave oven.

That is how you would cook on a wood-burning stove when nothing is preset. And that is the frame of mind to take into the art of conducting and building a successful business.

–Harold Geneen

Retired chairman, ITT Corporation

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A system should be usable before it’s powerful.

–Stewart Alsop

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on Sun workstations

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither defeat nor victory.

–Theodore Roosevelt

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You win through patience.

–Japanese Proverb

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When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science.

–Lord Kelvin

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Leadership is the ability to persuade others to do those things which they would not normally do otherwise.

–Dwight Eisenhower

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Clutter is the sawdust of a busy mind.

–Author Unknown

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The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

–Benjamin Disraeli

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If you always do what you always did–you’ll always get what you always got.

–Nick Barretta

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Think big–but start small!

–Hewlett-Packard Company Philosophy

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You can’t win the race at the start–but you sure can lose it there.

–Glen Self’s Racing Instructor

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To innovate, you have to take risks, risks grounded in sound judgment. It’s instructive to note that the word risk in its original form meant “earning your daily bread.” That concept is still true today.

Risk-taking is the very essence of business and management. Effective risk-taking is the hallmark of productive companies and productive managers.

–William D. Smithburg

Chairman & CEO, Quaker Oats

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As Marcus Aurelius, I am a citizen of Rome. As a human being, I am a citizen of the world. And I am a citizen of the world before I am Marcus Aurelius.

–Marcus Aurelius

CEO of the Roman Empire

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Love is a better teacher than duty.

–Albert Einstein

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FDR has everyone’s balls in the air but his own.

­Henry Wallace

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If you can’t deal with where you’ve come from, you won’t be able to deal with where you are going.

–Author Unknown

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The mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with similar energy.

–Arthur Koestler

Novelist­philosopher

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Never try to teach a pig to sing. It will only frustrate you, and annoy the pig.

–Author Unknown

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What do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two plus two are four and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are?

We should say to each of them, “Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the world there is no other child exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed, there has never been a person like you. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything!”

–Pablo Casals

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Cellist, conductor, composer

Motivation is like taking a bath. One won’t last a lifetime.

–Norman Vincent Peale

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For evil to triumph, it is only necessary that good men do nothing.

–Edmund Burke

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What makes a difference in this world is a person who is obsessed with making a difference.

–Truman Cook

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In two more years the concept of the nation-state will be hanging from the ceiling of The Smithsonian Institution.

–Luis Martin

Professor of History–SMU

September 9, 1989

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Innovation is recognizing opportunity before it becomes obvious to everyone else.

–Gifford Pinchot III

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The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.

–George Bernard Shaw

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If I hadn’t met you, I wouldn’t like you.

If I didn’t like you, I wouldn’t miss you.

I did, I do, and I will.

­Mary Nelson

On her retirement from EDS

September 20, 1989

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If you could have but one generation of properly born, trained, educated , and happy children, a thousand other problems of government would vanish.

–Herbert Hoover

Opening a White House conference

on child health and protection

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Quality is the price of admission to the world market.

–Philip B. Crosby

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One of the most important goals of education is to frame questions, rather than to answer them.

–Hy Lyon

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A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

–Winston Churchill

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge–

That myth is more potent than history.

I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts–

That hope always triumphs over experience–

That laughter is the only cure for grief.

And I believe that love is stronger than death.

–Robert Fulghum

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If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope for advance.

–Orville Wright

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

–Arthur C. Clarke

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Freedom is the maximization of choice.

–John Locke

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Americans have no past and no future. They live in an extended present.

–Alexis De Tocqueville

1805­1859

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Mr. Atlee is a very modest man. He has much about which to be modest.

­Winston Churchill

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The problem is that common sense is not all that common.

–Author Unknown

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Successful people surprise the world by doing things that ordinary logical people think are stupid.

–Takami Takahashi

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Blessed is the man to whom his work is a pleasure

By whom his friends are encouraged

With whom all are comfortable

In whom a clear conscience abides

And

Through whom his children see God.

–William Arthur Ward

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Nothing you ever did will ever be good enough again.

–Scott Christopher, President

Tampa Chamber of Commerce

1951­1978

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Mathematics is the only discipline where form is more important than results.

–Bertrand Russell

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Russell was wrong. He never considered corporate politics.

–Barry Sullivan

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We have not inherited the earth from our forefathers–we have borowed it from our children.

–North American Indian Saying

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Anonymous sources often tell more than they know–and reporters who use anonymous sources often tell more than they hear.

–Al Neuharth

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Las Vegas was built on the assumption that the average person can outsmart himself.

–Bob Sharpe

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Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did you best to become the best you are capable of becoming.

–Author Unknown

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In all human affairs, the odds are

8 to 5 against.

–Daymon Runyon

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Children are living messages we send to a time we will not see.

–Author Unknown

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I never trusted a man who didn’t have more than one way to spell a word.

–Andrew Johnson

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History does not repeat itself. But it rhymes.

–Mark Twain

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Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

–Oscar Wilde

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

–George Santayana

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Even if you’re on the right road–you’ll still get run over if you sit still.

–Will Rogers

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Many minds are like concrete–thoroughly mixed and permanently set.

–Author Unknown

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The ayes have it, because I am the aye.

–Abraham Lincoln

Upon being outvoted 8 to 1

at a cabinet meeting

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Whether your job is fixing toilets or writing strategic plans, you want some meaning and significance in your work. That’s what total employee involvement is about: It’s transforming people’s perceptions about what they do in organizations.

–James M. Kouzes

President, TPG/Learning Systems

part of the Tom Peters Group

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Business needs people who can see and feel their way to the right answers–and into the future.

–Leonard Silk

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If you can imagine a foreigner at your desk in the year 2000, then your corporation has made the quantum leap to the next century.

–Donald C. Hambrick &

James W. Fredrickson in

Columbia Business School’s Hermes

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You’ve got to think about “big things” when you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.

–Alvin Toffler

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

–Abraham Lincoln

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It’s never too late to misspend your youth.

–Marcus O’Hara

Owner, The Squeeze Club

Toronto

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And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! for you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.”

–Luke 11:46

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Don’t make work easy or slick–make it meaningful.

–Tom Peters

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An expert is someone who doesn’t have to think–he knows.

–Frank Lloyd Wright

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A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor’s throat without having his neighbor notice it.

–Trygve Halvdan Lie

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The mark of a great mind is the ability to keep contradictory ideas in your mind at the same time.

–Author Unknown

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Non-financial performance is a leading indicator for future financial performance.

–Eric Goldfarb

Domino’s Pizza

There is a tendency today to absolve individuals of moral responsibility and treat them as victims of social circumstances. You buy that–you pay with your soul. It’s not men who limit women; it’s not straights who limit gays; it’s not whites who limit blacks.

What limits people is lack of character. What limits people is that they don’t have the fucking nerve or imagination to star in their own movie, let alone direct it.

Dallas Youth-At-Risk

Opening Statement

March, 1985

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It’s important in life to distinguish between tragedy and a burnt potato.

–Author Unknown

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EIS is the electronic glue that holds decentralized companies together.

–Eric Goldfarb

Domino’s Pizza

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A cat, having once walked upon a hot stove, will never walk upon a hot stove again…nor on a cold stove.

–Mark Twain

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Information, Bud–That’s the key to the world.

–Gordon Gecko

from the movie Wall Street

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Mokita–The truth that everybody knows and nobody speaks.

–New Guinea tribal word

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The toughest part about being a success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.

–Irving Berlin

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Information is the language and the currency of a global economy.

–Barry Sullivan

May 17, 1990

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There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final.

–Phyllis Buttone

English Author

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A major problem will not be solved at the same level of thinking in which you incurred it.

–Albert Einstein

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that results exist only on the outside.

–Peter Drucker in

The New Realities

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I would rather be governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone book than by the Harvard and MIT faculties.

–William Buckley

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One learns a subject. One teaches a person.

–Peter Drucker in

The New Realities

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Things are more like they are now than they’ve ever been before.

–Dwight Eisenhower

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The most valuable of talents is never using two words when one will do.

–Thomas Jefferson

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The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.

–Voltaire

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Almost anything is easier to get into than out of.

–Agnes Allen

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Virtue is its own reward.

–John Dryden

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Virtue is its own revenge.

–E. Y. Harburg

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In a woodshop, if everything you’ve got looks like a coping saw and a hammer, what you’ll build will look like a birdhouse no matter how clever you are.

–David Pensak

Du Pont engineer

It’s hard to predict, especially the future.

–Nils Bohr, Physicist

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The more you know the easier it is to know more.

–Tony Buzan

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There’s no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.

–Sir Joshua Reynolds

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Sell yourself…A CEO may not fully grasp the technology, but is likely a good judge of character.

–Tim McCullough

3M Corporation

on AI technology and expert systems

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Not to innovate is the single largest reason for the decline of existing organizations. Not to know how to manage is the single largest reason for the failure of new ventures.

–Peter Drucker in

The New Realities

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The history of technology shows us that we overestimate what a technology can do for us in a few years and underestimate what it can do for us in a decade or two.

–Edward Feigenbaum, Pamela McCorduck, H. Penny Nii in

The Rise of the Expert Company

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Spend 90% of your time on 90% of the problem.

–Bob Ballard’s Grandmother

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Memory is creativity born again.

–Tony Buzan

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A little ambiguity never hurt anyone.

–Charles Suhor

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Information is data endowed with relevance and purpose.

–Peter Drucker in

The New Realities

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The Eagle

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;

Close to the sun in lonely lands

Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;

He watches from his mountain walls

And like a thunderbolt he falls.

–Alfred Tenneyson

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Live each day of your life as if this is how you will live the rest of your life.

–Jeff Stewart

The Thomas Group

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Secrets are things you tell people one at a time.

–David Behne

Atlanta is a city too busy to hate.

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–Ivan Allen

Former Mayor of Atlanta

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Indifference is worse than hatred.

–Tony Buzan

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We would like to be friends with the West, but first we must humiliate them.

–Mr. Yamamoto

Chairman, Fujitsu

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A community is known by the schools it keeps.

–Sign in an Ohio Town

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Be brief, be sincere, be seated.

–FDR’s Advice

On Public Speaking

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The beautiful thing about Unix is that there are so many of them.

–Michael Spindler

President, Apple USA

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If Bull and Olivetti ever merge in Europe, you’ll have the deaf and the blind joining together.

–Michael Spindler

President, Apple USA

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Leadership is performance.

–Peter Drucker

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Dreams can be fulfilled only when they’ve been defined.

–Ernest L. Boyer

President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

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The things you don’t know are the history you haven’t read.

–Harry Truman

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Hard things are easy. Easy things are hard.

–Marvin Minsky

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You can shear a sheep for many years, but you can only skin it once.

–John Sewell

Dallas Cadillac Dealer

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A man hears what he wants to hear, And disregards the rest.

–Simon & Garfunkle

The Boxer

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I didn’t need my second lawyer until I hired my first one.

–Texas Governor

Bill Clements

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Companies that have risen to global leadership over the past twenty years invariably began with ambitions that were out of all proportion to their resources and capabilities.

–Gary Hamel

London Business School

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If this nation is conquered, it will not be conquered from without. It will be conquered from within by poverty and ignorance.

–Brad Butler

Retired Chairman of the Board

Proctor & Gamble

Chairman, Committee for Economic Development

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There are two ways to be creative. One can sing and dance–or one can create an atmosphere in which great singers and dancers can flourish.

–David Blake

Dean, Cox School of Business

Southern Methodist University

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Never tell how bad business is going, and always keep a good tan.

–Aristotle Onassis

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That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

–Nietzsche

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It’s just one damn fact after another.

–Jim Miller

Dean, College of Education

University of North Texas

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What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts soon happens to man.

–Chief Seattle

American Indian, 1854

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The Rules For Being Human

When you were born, you didn’t come with an owner’s manual; you had to learn the rules the hard way. These rules are intended to help make your life easier.

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around. You have chosen its shape on a deeper level; you can change it.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life on planet earth. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation–trial and error. The so-called failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works.”

4. A lesson is repeated until learned. It will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lessons. If you don’t learn easy lessons, they become harder. You will know you’ve learned a lesson when your actions change.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. Every person, every incident is the universal teacher. If you’re alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. “There” is no better than “here.” Nothing leads to hapiness. When your “there” has become a “here” you will simply obtain another “there” that looks better than “here.”

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate in yourself.

8. What you create of your life is up to you. Life is like a movie; you may feel like a bit player, but you have the power to become screen writer, casting director, producer, director. It’s your movie. You have all the tools and resources you need; what you do with them is up to you. There are three kinds of people–those who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened. Notice that you do have the courage; take charge of your life. If you don’t, someone else will.

9. Your answers lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust. Then you’ll realize that you are the spiritual being you’ve been seeking.

10. You will tend to forget all this.

–Author Unknown

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It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.

–Dag Hammarskjöld

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Get in the boat boys. We’re going across the river.

–George Washington to his troops

Reported by Mark White

Former Governor of Texas

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Give me a lever long enough … and single-handed I can move the world.

–Archimedes

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A mistake is an event, the full benefit of which has not been turned to your advantage.

–Edwin Land

Only mediocre people are always at their best.

–Somerset Maugham

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Veterinarian/Taxidermist

Either way you get your dog back.

–Sign in small Ohio town

Reported by Gov. Richard Celeste

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From a lot of at-bats, eventually come some hits.

–Tom Peters

in an EDS Interview

October 31, 1990

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The essence of capitalism is failure.

–Tom Peters

in an EDS Interview

October 31, 1990

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May the best you’ve ever seen be the worst you ever see.

–Virginia Nick

TACA

December 18, 1990

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings; Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine into flowers; the winds will blow their freshness into you and the storms their energy, and cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

–John Muir

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Dream, diversify and never miss an angle.

–Walt Disney

It’s not what the vision is, it’s what the vision does.

–Robert Fritz

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People don’t resist change. They resist being changed.

–Author Unknown

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You can accomplish anything in the world if enough people care.

–Lou Holtz

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When life goes against you, the most important thing is to feel comfortable with what you’ve done.

–Lou Holtz

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We’re not going to risk the company on a practical idea. We’ll risk it on a great idea.

–Michael Eisner

Chairman & CEO

The Walt Disney Company

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Three Essential Questions

1. Can I trust you?

2. Are you committed to excellence?

3. Do you care about me?

–Lou Holtz

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Three Essential Rules

1. Do what’s right.

2. Just be the best you can be.

3. Just treat other people the way you’d like to be treated.

–Lou Holtz

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For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil there is one striking at the root.

–Henry David Thoreau

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When you dance with your customer, let him lead.

–Author Unknown

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The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes.

–Charles Swindoll

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If you wait until they’re in your trousers, all you can do is grimace.

–Gary Hamel

London Business School

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In order to go to the future, you have to live in the future.

–Dick Nolan

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Good enough is not enough.

–Bruce Mowrey

Apple Computer, Inc.

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It’s not how far you fall, it’s how high you bounce.

–Author Unknown

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You can’t change the way you do business on the outside without affecting the way you do business on the inside.

–Alan Kamman

Nolan, Norton & Co.

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At the heart of success lies dissatisfaction with the status quo.

–Les Alberthal

Chairman, President & CEO

EDS

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In the presence of greatness, pettiness disappears.

–Robert Fritz

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When I wake up each morning, I find myself torn between my desire to save the world or to savor the world. This makes it really hard to plan my day.

–E. B. White

Writer of childrens’ stories

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The eye cannot see itself.

–Bill O’Brien

CEO, Hanover Insurance

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Rules To Live By

1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.

2. Get mad, then get over it.

3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

4. It can be done!

5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.

6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.

7. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.

8. Check small things.

9. Share credit.

10. Remain calm. Be kind.

11. Have a vision. Be demanding.

12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.

13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

–General Colin Powell

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A nourishing person is the one who lights up when you come into the room and has no plans for your immediate improvement.

–Bryan Smith

President,

Innovation Associates, Canada

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No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.

–Samuel Johnson

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The world we have is the product of our way of thinking.

–Albert Einstein

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You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make it happen.

–Eric Hoffer

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The most beautiful experience in the world is the experience of the mysterious.

–Albert Einstein

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Effective leaders think, talk and act in the future perfect tense.

–Stan Davis

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It is more important to live the life one wishes to live, and go down with it if necessary, quite contentedly, than to live more profitably but less happily.

–Marjorie Kinnan Rawlins

Southern Essayist

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You can’t learn it if you think you already know it.

–Peter Senge

Leadership & Mastery Seminar

April 5, 1991

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I always wanted to be somebody. Maybe I should have been more specific.

–Lily Tomlin, Comedienne

As the Washerwoman

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The important thing to forecast is not the automobile, but the parking problem; not the television, but the soap opera.

–Isaac Asimov

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Men need not so much to be reformed as to be reminded.

–Samuel Johnson

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The purpose of any business is to create and keep a customer.

–Peter Drucker

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Public education ain’t what it used to be. But then, it never was.

–Will Rogers

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If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.

–Thomas Jefferson

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…that in quiet places reason abounds, that in quiet people there is vision and purpose, that many things are revealed to the humble that are hidden from the great.

–Adalai Stevenson

on his most important lesson

learned in his hometown

Bloomington, Illinois

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Jesus was a visionary who sent out missionaries, not a missionary who sent out visionaries.

–Stan Davis

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Total abstinence is easier than moderation.

–Samuel Johnson

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If we’re gonna deal in opinions, I’d just as soon use mine.

–Jim Barksdale

Executive Vice President

Federal Express

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We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans…we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds…we shall never surrender.

Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey; hardship our garment; constancy and valor our only shield.

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echos, and kindle with pale dreams the passion of former days.

Let us…brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will say: “This was their finest hour.”

–Winston Churchill

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Confidence: that feeling you experience just before you understand the problem.

–Author Unknown

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Man stand for long time with mouth open before roast duck fly in.

–Chinese Proverb

Reported by Guy Kawasaki

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We live in a society that is data rich and information poor…

–Robert H. Waterman, Jr.

Sometimes what counts can’t be counted–and what can be counted doesn’t count.

–Sign in Einstein’s Lab

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Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.

–David Lloyd George

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Nothing heightens a man’s senses so much as the prospect of being hanged in the morning.

–Dr. Samuel Johnston

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We say “Life is not fair,” and then behave as if it is.

–John Hall

Innovation Consulting, Inc.

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You just don’t know what to call a woman.

–Jim Bishop

in an EDS Cultural Diversity Seminar

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I don’t care how good you can pick a guitar, how good you can sing, how good you can tell a story, how good you can perform…if you still ain’t good people, you ain’t nothing.

–Jerry Clower

Route 4, Liberty, Mississippi

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Grandparents and grandchildren get along so well because they have a common enemy.

–Alex Haley, Author

reported by Lamar Alexander

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The only people we don’t buy hardware from today is John Deere, and we’re trying to get them on the bid list now.

–Gary Gray

Space Shuttle Projects Office

Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA

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The only people who should use we instead of I are kings and people with tapeworm.

–Mark Twain

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The chief function of journalism is to separate the wheat from the chaff–and then print the chaff.

–Adalai Stevenson

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“…my responsibility to me is to make myself enormous, full of knowledge, full of love, full of understanding, full of experience, full of everything so that I can give it to you and then you can take it and build from there.”

–Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph. D

“Living, Living & Learning”

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Never wear a hat that has more character than you do.

–Lance Morrow

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The greatest miracle of mankind is compound interest.

–Albert Einstein

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The fish stinks from the head.

–Italian Proverb

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The opposite of a great idea is another great idea.

–Nils Bohr, Physicist

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Music is the most powerful way of expressing the human soul–but the music world thinks it’s about playing the fucking trumpet.

–Ben Zander, Conductor

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

August 18, 1991

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If you’ve got it in focus, you’ve either got it under control, or it’s too late.

–Tony Buzan

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We talk about thinking outside the dots.

l l l

m m l

m m l

But as you do so, don’t be a four dot person in a nine dot company.

–Jim Young

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An incompetent teacher is even worse than an incompetent surgeon. For a surgeon can only cut up one person at a time.

–Dr. Ernest Boyer, President

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Learning

Commencement Address

at Trinity University–1988

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We think in generalities, but we live in detail.

–Alfred North Whitehead

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The German professor muddies the waters, that they may appear deep.

–Nietzsche

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I’m not giving them hell. I’m just telling the truth and they think it’s hell.

–Harry Truman

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Reading makes a full person. And writing an exact person.

–Francis Bacon

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Temperance in moderation!

–Sign over the bar

Carrie Nations

Los Gatos, California

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The test of our worth is the service we render.

–Theodore Roosevelt

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Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

–Goethe

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If you think education is expensive–try ignorance.

–Bumper sticker

Seen in Troy, MI

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He may not be in a class by himself, but it sure doesn’t take long to call the roll.

–Bum Phillips

on Earl Campbell

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I eat what I cook.

–Dr. Adam Urbanski

President, Rochester Teachers Assn.

at 1991 FORTUNE Education Summit

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It is by logic that you prove, but by intuition that you discover.

–Jules Henri Poincaré

French mathematician

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People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.

–John Wanamaker

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Insecure managers create complexity…Layers mask mediocrity.

–Jack Welch

General Electric

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When the sea was calm, all ships alike showed mastership in floating.

–William Shakespeare

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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it–but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

–Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Change…isn’t something to fear; its an enormous opportunity…to replay the game.

–Jack Welch

General Electric

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Good leaders are open…informal…

They make a religion out of being accessible.

–Jack Welch

General Electric

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Elephants don’t survive very long–cockroaches win.

–Peter Drucker

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Movies are life with the dull parts edited out.

–Alfred Hitchcock

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If you can touch it, it ain’t real.

–Tom Peters

CIO Conference

Sept. 24, 1991

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If you wants to have fun, you gots to spend money.

–Valentine Fine’s Rule

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God created the earth in seven days, because he didn’t have an installed base.

–Pete Mefford

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Systems obviously need to be rebuilt when they fail, but they often also need to be rebuilt when they suceed. Success changes the nature of the environment and requires change if success is to continue. But it is much harder to change if the need for change is generated by success.

–Lester Thurow

Dean, Sloan School of Management

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There will always be a job for the person who knows how…working for the person who knows why.

–Author Unknown

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A three sentence course on Business Management: You read a book from the beginning to the end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end and then you do everything you must to reach it.

–Harold Geneen

Managing

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The disciple who doesn’t surpass his master, fails him.

–Nell Elam

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The pursuit of quality is a constant journey. American industry tends to think that there is some end to this journey, that we can put a sunset on this. It’s a continuous, dynamic process.

–Joseph R. Bransky

Director of Corporate Quality & Reliability

General Motors Corp.

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Everything is within walking distance, if you have the time.

–Valerie Starr

Stratford-upon-Avon

4 Nov 91

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I think of myself as a peripheral visionary. I can see the future, but mostly off to the side.

— Stephen Wright —

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“Whether you think you can,

or you think you can’t,

you’re right.”

— Unknown —

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“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it,

for that determines our success or failure.”

— Norman Vincent Peale —

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“Stay free from petty jealousy,

live by no man’s code,

and keep your judgements for yourself …”

— Bob Dylan —

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“More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads.

One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other

to total extinction.

Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

— Woody Allen —

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“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in

which we are permitted to remain children all of our lives.”

— Albert Einstein —

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“And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean,

and most of them were miserable, even the ones with

digital watches”

— A Hitchhker’s Guide to the Galaxy —

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“The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.”

— Pascal —

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“Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the argument that life

is serious, though it is often hard and even terrible.

And saying that, I am prompted to add what follows out of it:

that since everything ends badly for us, in the inescapable

catastrophe of death, it seems obvious that the first rule of life

is to have a good time.”

— Brendan Gill (1914-1997) —

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“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air.

You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit – and you’re keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back

But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass.

If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered.

They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”

— Brian G. Dyson, President and CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises —

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“Aaacckkk”

— Bill the Cat —