Quotations with Direction
"Never do the correct thing when you can do the right thing instead."
"Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us as we grasp them -- by the blade or the handle."
James Russell Lowell in Fireside Travels
"Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers: powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing: forces that would revolutionize life if aroused and put into action."
Orison Swett Marden
"I do what I love. You don't need an MBA to be successful. You need a unique concept and guts."
Deborah Karabin, founder of HatParty
"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything."
Edward John Phelps, writer
"Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better."
Samuel Johnson, writer
"We can succeed only by concert. It is not 'Can any of us imagine better?' but 'Can we all do better?'"
"Aren't rules made to be broken? No! Records are made to be broken."
Brian Bassett, cartoonist
"It may be a lot more personally rewarding to focus on the marvelous new equipment, but the focus should be on customers -- attracting them, courting them, rewarding them, understanding them and binding them to you."
John Romero in Secrets of Casino Marketing
"Right or wrong, a good persuader is still a good persuader."
"Spread the knowledge! The wisdom of any system must never reside in the head of a single person -- not even you."
Dr. Lorraine Monroe, educator
"The reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."
"Ideas are like babies ... they are promise rather than fulfillment. Innovate company executives ask "What would be needed to make this foolish idea into something that is an opportunity?"
Peter Drucker in The Frontiers of Management
"Repeat business or behavior can be bribed. Loyalty has to be earned."
Janet Robinson, President of The New York Times
"You don't earn loyalty in a day. You earn loyalty day-by-day."
Jeffrey Gitomer in Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless
"If life were logical it is men who would ride sidesaddle."
Cowboy Perk Carlson
"If we cannot count on ourselves to do the right thing how can we count on anyone or anything else? Self-government won't work without self-discipline."
"The only sure thing about luck is that it will change."
Ron Sweet and Nancy McDonald in SuccessTips online newsletter
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