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Quote List for Strategic Thinking

If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
First, you have to have fun. Second, you have to put love where your labour is. Third, you have to go in the opposite direction to everyone else.Anita Roddick (1942-2007)
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
I enjoy choosing the path that others don't.James Dyson
Nothing important comes with instructions.James Richardson
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.John F Kennedy (1917-1963)
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.Lord Thomas R Dewar
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.Malcolm Muggeridge
Some people wish it would happen, some people want it to happen, others make it happen.Michael Jordan
Strategy is a pattern in a stream of Actions.Mintzberg
Every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganisation - and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralisation.Petronius Arbitor
I have learnt over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
No mind is much employed on the present. Recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Nothing has really happened until it is written down. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating the people who work with me and aiming their views at a certain goal.Walt Disney (1901-1966)