Quotes

Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return? ~ Adam Grant

You ought to be glad for the troubles on your job because they provide about half your income. If it were not for the things that go wrong, the difficult people with whom you deal, and the problems of your working day, someone could be found to handle your job for half of what you are being paid. ~ Robert Updegraff

If you make a habit of buying things you do not need, you will soon be selling things you do. — Filipino Proverb

I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work. ~ Thomas Edison on his failures and inventing the lightbulb

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. ~ Albert Einstein

Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing. ~Asher Roth

Never do anything in life if you would be ashamed of seeing it printed on the front page of your hometown newspaper for your friends and family to see. ~Warren Buffett

We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them. ~Albert Einstein

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~Socrates

Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will at least be a little bit different for our having passed through it. ~Harold Kushner

You have to be willing to give without want before you can get. ~Chris Sacca

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

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want. ~Zig Ziglar

Don’t worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. ~Alan Kay

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. ~Muhammad Ali

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You’ve solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve. ~Alan Perlis

Americans spend an average of four hours a day watching TV, an hour of that enduring ads. That adds up to an astounding 10% of total leisure time; at current rates, a typical viewer fritters away three years of his life getting bombarded with commercials. ~Scott Woolley, Forbes

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~Einstein

We’re even wrong about which mistakes we’re making. ~Carl Winfeld

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. ~J.K. Galbraith, Letter to Kennedy

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.~ Mark Twain

However little television you watch, watch less. ~David McCullough

Get the important things right. ~N.P. Calderwood

The best way to do something ‘lean’ is to gather a tight group of people, give them very little money, and very little time. ~Bob Klein, Chief Engineer of the F-14 program

Focusing is about saying no. ~Steve Jobs

The late Richard Feynman, a superb physicist, said once as we talked about the laser that the way to tell a great idea is that, when people hear it, they say, ‘Gee, I could have thought of that.’ ~Charles Townes, How the Laser Happened

You’re more powerful than you think you are. Act accordingly. ~Seth Godin

The path to influence is paved with intense curiosity about people. ~Dan Rockwell