Sayings of great people [Archives:2006/915/Last Page]

January 26 2006

– Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. ) John F. Kennedy

– Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ) George Bernard Shaw

– There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. ) Roger Staubach

– The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life. ) Charles M. Schwab

– Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ) Robert F. Kennedy

– Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. ) Ronald E. Osborn

– Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. ) Sam Ewig

– There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. ) Indira Gandhi

– If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. ) Dale Carnegie

– The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it. ) John Ruskin

– It is better to wear out than to rust out. ) Richard Cumberland

– The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven. )Og Mandino

– One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. ) Eleanor Roosevelt

– As you tell stories, people will remember those stories versus all the facts in the world. Facts tell, but stories sell. They will get involved in your business and/or purchase your product, because of all of the success stories that you told. People will love to be part of a winning team. Storytelling keeps people tied into you and your presentation.

– Each failure is a stepping stone to Success, which in turn will become a very long and lovely stone walkway into the castle of your DREAMS! )

John Di Lemmi

– One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength, which can overcome adversity. ) Albert Schweitzer.

– Thomas Edison is famous for the 10,000 ways that a person couldn't produce electricity as a result of his numerous attempts to reach his goal – producing electricity! As we all know, he eventually succeeded. Rather than seeing his previous attempts as a negative force, he utilized all that he had learned through the many failures to produce the positive result of finally achieving his goal!

– A relatively unsuccessful marketer of restaurant equipment, he didn't sell his first hamburger until age 52. At a time when many people prepare for retirement, Ray Kroc built McDonald's from a handful of hamburger stands into the world's largest food chain.

– Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper for lacking ideas. He also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.