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Die when I may; I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
When one door closes; another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960)
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)
All truth passes through three stages. First; it is ridiculed. Second; it is violently opposed. Third; it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke, or worried to death by a frown on the wrong person’s brow. Charles Browder
If you’ve always done it that way, it is probably wrong.Charles Kettering
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. Douglas Macarthur (1880 - 1964)
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)
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.Ed Foreman
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour. Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success? Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)
Never mistake motion for action. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions; but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones? G. C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act, but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
You see things, and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?' George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
If we want things to stay the same as they are - things will have to change.Giuseppe Di Lampedusa (1896-1957)
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Keller (1880-1968)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. Henry Ford (1863-1947)
If you think you will succeed or fail, you are right.Henry Ford (1863-1947)
All things must change to something new, to something strange. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus
You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you. Heraclitus
If you are leaping a ravine, the moment of takeoff is a bad time to be considering alternative strategies. John Cleese (born 1939)
There is nothing in this world constant but inconstancy. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.Lord Thomas R Dewar
Be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
It is only the first step that is difficult. Marie de Vichy-Chamrond (1697 - 1780)
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon Bonaparte
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
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
The beginning is the most important part of any work. Plato
A rolling stone gathers no moss. Publilius Syrus
Do not turn back when you are just at the goal. Publilius Syrus
Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid. Publilius Syrus
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.Sir Francis Bacon (1561- 1626)
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
I never worry about action; only inaction. Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Let him who would move the world, first move himself. Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
Learning without action is like teaching a child to walk and watching them crawl everywhere.Steve Rush
Scalded cats fear even cold water. Thomas Fuller (1710-1790)
He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea. Thomas Fuller (1710-1790)
Fear can hold you prisoner; hope can set you free. Unknown
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.Unknown
Behold the tortoise. He only makes progress when he sticks out his neck.Unknown
Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.Victor Kiam (1926-2001)
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed. William James (1842-1910)
Our fears are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.William Shakespeare (1564-1616)