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Favorite Quote and Why

Favorite Quote and Why


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Published by Arun Vemuri
A seed of inspiration sown nearly 7 months ago, became a fully blossomed talking tree; with over 3300+ inspirational quotes contributed by diverse individuals from across the globe.

It has been my earnest endeavor for nearly 2 months to pick nearly 500 contributions, both quotes and perspectives, to bring to you this bouquet of which I take immense pleasure and pride.

I sincerely hope, the content proves inspirational to you, like it did for the contributors. Do download it / print it / make the quotes your screen savers / use them in your office/training programs/conversations - wherever you feel it may make a positive impact.

Two requests - If you find the endeavor valuable,
* please share the link with your friends/family/colleagues/acquaintances. And make a positive difference to their outlook to life and career.
* comeback to leave your comment/experience once you read the book
A seed of inspiration sown nearly 7 months ago, became a fully blossomed talking tree; with over 3300+ inspirational quotes contributed by diverse individuals from across the globe.

It has been my earnest endeavor for nearly 2 months to pick nearly 500 contributions, both quotes and perspectives, to bring to you this bouquet of which I take immense pleasure and pride.

I sincerely hope, the content proves inspirational to you, like it did for the contributors. Do download it / print it / make the quotes your screen savers / use them in your office/training programs/conversations - wherever you feel it may make a positive impact.

Two requests - If you find the endeavor valuable,
* please share the link with your friends/family/colleagues/acquaintances. And make a positive difference to their outlook to life and career.
* comeback to leave your comment/experience once you read the book

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Published by: Arun Vemuri on May 07, 2010
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What is your favorite quote? And why?

What is your favorite quote? And why?

Compiled by Arun Vemuri


What is your favorite quote? And why?

Arun has succeeded to give us a common purpose with the favorite quote thread. It allied thousands of people generously sharing their best. A brilliant demonstration of networking. A brilliant demonstration of team spirit as well. You could see it when somebody came to threaten the process. They were quickly taken care of and neutralized. I enjoy the quotes coming from the fine people of a rare breed who shaped the world as we know the brightest side of it. They symbolize a concentrate of wisdom that touches the core in us, beyond race or religion. Most of them were not pure wordsmithery but the symbol of a eventful and meaningful life. Many a time, I could hilariously giggle for minutes and keep the mood for the hour or the day and at other times I would get into a meditative mode. Of course some quotes that seemed to mean much to many, meant little to me. That‘s the good side of diversity. I must confess, my email inbox was getting out of control with the LinkedIn messages from this thread and my blackberry chimed (too) many times. I considered stopping to follow the discussion and even did for short whiles, but then I started missing it again. The ―What is your favorite quote? And why?‖ goes on. If anything, I think it‘s been speeding up recently. So this titanic work will have to be updated fairly soon. Thank you Arun and the compiling team, for this wonderful project! For the rest of us, it is a lot of fun and a lot of learning.

Mohamed Belarj
Chief Executive Officer at Payment Systems Consulting


―Here it is another GOOD example on how we human beings are so close and near to each other. Arun started a post and all of sudden he had persons around the world answering to his call. Was there any profit oriented motive? No. Just pure fun and joy of human participation! It is important to highlight that participants are persons with few time! It reinforces my feeling that we humans, we value more happiness concepts than profit as such! Which is good! Thank you and congratulations Arun and to ―your‖ TEAM that managed to make this e-book available for all of us! Keep on shinning to all of us so all of us can contribute for a better world!‖

Marco Cardoso
Advisor of Board Members that are clients of CCO Consulting

What is your favorite quote? And why?

"To Neeraja & Keertana" The best and continuing inspirations in my life

What is your favorite quote? And why?

Table of Contents
1. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i 2. Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii 3. Quotations 1-50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4. Inspiring Minds- Confucius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5. Quotations 51-100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 6. Inspiring Minds- William Shakespeare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 7. Quotations 101-150. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 8. Inspiring Minds- M. K. ‗Mahatma‘ Gandhi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 9. Quotations 151-200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 10. Inspiring Minds- Henry Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 11. Quotations 201-250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 12. Inspiring Minds- Albert Einstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 13. Quotations 251-300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 14. Inspiring Minds- Winston Churchill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 15. Quotations 301-350 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 16. Inspiring Minds- Helen Keller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 17. Quotations 351-400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 18. Inspiring Minds- Eleanor Roosevelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 19. Quotations 401-450 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 20. Inspiring Minds- Theodor Seuss Geisel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 21. Quotations 451-488 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 22. Inspiring Minds- Martin Luther King Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 23. Quotation Categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 24. Reflections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 25. How you can be part of this discussion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 26. A note about the E-book compilers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148

What is your favorite quote? And why?

I would like to take this opportunity to thank foremost all the contributors to the discussion ―What is your favorite quote? And Why?‖, thousands of them who have since the time the discussion was started; have contributed to this fountain-head of inspiration. I thank Linkedin© for providing the platform and opportunity to connect to with such great individuals from across the globe. Uma Nair, my colleague who helped me in the task of compilation, by copy, pasting the quotes from the discussion forum (Who said copy-pasting was easier!); Vishal Das my excolleague, for a fabulous design and the onerous task of fine-tuning, and Vidushi Gupta a fellow networker who has spent lots of hours in compiling, formatting and editing the final output; are three individuals who have made this book a reality. I also would like to thank Olivier Taupin and Dr Cris Wildermuth for setting up and running a great discussion group in Linkedin©: HR # 1 Group where I posted the discussion. I gratefully acknowledge Wikipedia, from where we have taken the write-ups about the personalities. I personally also like to thank Uday Acharya, Mohammed Belarj, Marco Cardoso, Dr Meredith Gardner, Brian Moore, Daniel John Roddy, Rajani Srikumar, Erika Vlatsson, Adrienne Williams, for their tremendous support, kind words and encouragement. I take the responsibility for any mistakes, typos, omissions, commissions etc. in this first edition.


What is your favorite quote? And why?

When faced with difficult questions or challenging situations in life like ―Where to go?‖, ―What to do‖? ―Which path to take?‖, ―Whether to end it all?‖ and such; I must admit that I did not have the desired success in silent reflections. I always paused to introspect, yes, but ultimately took recourse to a wise-saying, a quote or an anecdote to pick-me up and help me stay on course. The questions eventually begin to fade and the path one chooses and the journey one embarks upon takes over and becomes life. There is a tremendous sense of relief and a surge of elation that an appropriate quote brought to my mental state while facing despair or doom, which cannot be expressed in words; no amount of gratitude will pay back in kind, expect heading resolutely in the direction, the wise men who gave those quotes have pointed out. Nothing short of an elixir. And no road-map works better. Having experienced it myself, I set out 6 months ago, and asked my fellow travellers on Linkedin©, ―What is your favorite quote? And Why?‖

What is your favorite quote? And why? The response was tremendous. It took time to build up, but then it did. And How! From across the globe, a virtual bouquet of experiences and expertise from varied set of individuals started flowing in, making the discussion a vibrant fountain-head of inspiration. Illuminating and interesting contributions and perspectives with tremendous depth have enriched lives of many who have spent but few moments to drink from it. I have ambitiously attempted, with an amateur‘s passion and in his fashion, to bring it all together in a firm belief that it will impact positively the lives of those who come across this treasure-trove. I trust you will lend a helping hand in sharing and spreading the wisdom contained in here to others whose lives you want to help take a better turn. If you want to use it in your training sessions, or use them as screen-savers or posters, give it to colleagues, superiors or sub-ordinates; please go ahead and do it. Let a few minds open up to new horizons outside their comfort zones and more hearts inspire to realise the potential within.

Arun Vemuri
Mumbai, April 2010

What is your favorite quote? And why?

– Latin Proverb

What is your favorite quote? And why?

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master

calls a butterfly"
Richard Bach

It tells me that change is: - Inevitable, part of life - Painful and mostly leads to a situation where you may even lose your old identity but at the same time: - It is rewarding and gives you wings and - Opens the door for a beautiful world The choice is between hanging on to the past and ruing what's lost or bracing for the road ahead and profiting from it. And the decision is purely one's own and has to come from within! Arun Vemuri Life has taught me that indeed we are lucky most of the time when our prayers are not answered and we don‘t get what we pray for. Most of the time, it results in something even better and something which we just cant think of being so engulfed with our tensions and worries. Sanjay Kumar Ghoshal


" If you miss a day, you will be always missing it! "

< i > Respect the value of Time. <ii > Time never comes back. < iii > Live in present - prepare for tomorrow taking lessons from yesterdays. As early you realize - as earlier you get groomed! Kumar Saurav

"I cried because I had no shoes and then I saw the man with no

Persian Proverb

Too many people whine about everything they don't have instead of being grateful for what they do have. What caused our present meltdown are people and companies wanting more and more and not being happy with the good they had, now no one has any good and we made quite as mess for ourselves to dig out of. Ellen Predham It always motivates me to remain grounded...Every time..!! Vidushi Gupta
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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared

impossible before they were done."
Louis D. Brandeis, 20th Century Supreme Court Justice

I love this quote because it speaks to human nature to explore, discover, invent, and seek new challenges and unwillingness to accept the status quo. Tina Perrin

"Every morning in the jungles of Africa, a LION wakes up and says," I have to run faster than the fastest GAZELLE. Every morning in the jungles of Africa, a GAZELLE wakes up and says

" I have to run faster than the fastest LION" cuz in the jungles of Africa, it doesn’t matter if you are a LION or a GAZELLE, if its RUN.
Teague Allston

These are such powerful lions that it almost works each time a conduct a workshop! Interpretations and meanings can be drawn are re very subjective. Prasad Dixit

"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed,

revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."
Audrey Hepburn

I guess that quote resonates because it says a lot in a memorable way about how we can and should go the extra mile when dealing with people and seeing the greatest possible value in each of them both personally and professionally. I will now gently step off my digital soapbox . . . Thanks for reading. Bob Cullen

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


" Hurt People, Hurts People "
Bill Cosby

Because it always remind me to -a. be a nice person, coz b. it reflects yourself loud and clear. Rachmadi Gustrian,MM


"First seek to understand, then seek to be understood".
Stephen Covey

A great lesson for anyone looking to influence the behaviour of others. Too often we start with our own agenda and try to force this on others. We have to start by understanding those we're interacting with. Andrew Thorp

"Wayne, say what is on your mind. We will still be friends in

five minutes."
Spoken to me by a man who was the greatest solver of problems I have known.

What it means to me is that even at opposing end in the heat of an argument, this man valued our friendship regardless what would be said. I have used this quote in a couple insistences, and we are still friends. Wayne Smith

"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of the

things that matter least."

I liked this one so much that it is the first quote in my new leadership book Water The Bamboo, Unleashing The Potential of Teams and Individuals. Greg Bell I like this quote as it keeps me focussed on my goal. Asha Rao

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"One person with a belief is worth 99 people who have only

John Stuart Mill

I believe this speaks to the dedication of one who truly dedicates themselves to the goal. I keep this sign at my desk. Karen Nieft

"My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world."
George Bernard Shaw


"For those who believe, no proof is necessary; for those who don't believe, no proof is possible."
Stuart Chase

"There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
They all speak to some way that I live my life. I am honest, I try not to argue, I don't suffer stupidity well, and I have been through quite a lot to make me stronger. Nikki Johnson

"The greatest danger for us is not that we aim too high and fail

to achieve our goal, but we aim too low and we reach."
Michelangelo, sculptor, painter and architect of the Italian Renaissance.

Speaks...that you can aim too low even on the ethical ... Roberto Morisi

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"You can always count on the American people to do the right thing. Once they have exhausted all of the alternatives."
Winston Churchill

Churchill was one of the most quotable men who ever lived. His mother was American, so he knows from whence he spoke. He may have stumbled onto a major reason for our success. Our society is so free-wheeling and fast paced we can manage to work our way through the alternatives in record time. John Clark


"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
George Eliot

This quote is framed on my office wall and reminds me to never stop living, experiencing, learning, growing. Don't just seize the day—seize the rest of your life! As BJ Gallagher highlights in the book she wrote after being inspired by this quote - you only go around once in this life, so why not live a life you love? Start now. Live now. Love now. Laugh now. Give full expression to who you really are. Go for that deferred dream—whether it's a new career, a new love, a new sport, or making yourself wealthy. You were put on this earth to be the best YOU that you can be. Melanie Kaplan, PHR

"Life, my dear Patrick, is a banquet and most poor suckers are

starving to death...so LIVE, LIVE, LIVE"
Auntie Mame to nephew, Patrick.

Illustrates perfectly that there is so-o much out there to experience and learn...never stop going back to the table to try something else. Barbara Garabedian

"For all your days prepared, And meet them ever alike; When you

are the anvil, bear the blow; When you are the hammer, strike."
Edwin Markham.

It helped me understand that the already difficult passages I had been through and to understand that there would be days that I could and would be the hammer! I've never lost that inspiration. Michael Chevalier

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"I will study and prepare myself and one day my chance will

Abraham Lincoln.

It reinforces that no matter how "lucky" you are or what opposite come your way....if you're not prepared, it won't mean much. Lynn Ferrari Rodriguez


"Strength lies in differences. Not in similarities."
Stephen Covey

My favourite quote of all time! This is ever so true in HR to effectively configure, understand, and implement HRD for your organization. Brandon Miller

"It is not the strongest, swiftest, most ferocious who survive. It

is the most adaptable."
Charles Darwin

One more that applies to about everything we do in business. It never stops being true, on an almost daily fashion, in anything I look at, from the news to private lives. Michael Chevalier It makes us put our ego aside and LISTEN for CHANGE! Jonathan McGuinness

"I don't think about risks much. I just do what I want to do. If

you gotta go, you gotta go."
Lillian Carter

I guess this quote describes my perspective towards life as I keep doing such things since long: VIK GARG

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about

shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

The message is clear - do not be common when you can be fantastically uncommon. When I do great things it compels others to do great things as well. Simple begets simple; GREAT begets great. Rusty Atkinson


"Do, or do not. There is no try."
Jedi Master Yoda

Too many times in life we are stalled by thought rather than inspired by action. Matthew Sullivan This was in response to Luke, who was attempting to lift his star fighter from a swamp and who said he would "try" when having difficulty. It's all about attitude. Bradley George
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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"Being rich is having money, being wealthy is having time"
Margaret Bonnan

The lesson in this quote is very simple & yet it takes a lifetime to learn. Mike Perras, P.Mgr

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business,

time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."
Alfred D Souza

How many times have we put off life...until after I finish school, until I'm married, after I have kids, when the kids are older, when they are out of the house...in college...out of college...after I change jobs...after I retire? This quote really "hit home" when I first read it years ago. It's okay to have goals...and it's okay to have a life while I'm pursuing my goals. Marge McGee

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just

sit there."
Mark Twain.

I use this to remind my self to get up and do something when I feel defeated, trying to make good things happen. Eve Luppert

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

“Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and

keep your foot on first base.”
Frederick Wilcox

For me it reminds me I need to get out of my comfort zone to grow professionally and personally. Lance Moyer, PHR


“Skate to where the puck is.”
Wayne Gretzky

It's all about the vision of the future, and not getting stuck in the present or the past. Rex Gale


“It is what it is.”

People try to ignore their situation, wish it away, or stick their head in the sand. See the way it is, and take action to deal with it. Rex Gale


"Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right."
Henry Ford

Sort of self-explanatory...attitude is often everything, so instead of complaining that something can't be done; get out of the way of those doing it. Rex Gale I love this quote because it is about "belief". The sky's the limit whether you belief that or not, belief in yourself and you can achieve anything. Dean DiMonte

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"That which does not kill us makes us stronger!"
Friedrich Nietzsche

This saying took me through two bouts of cancer, two previous layoffs, and my current downsizing. It reminds me I can get through anything and some good will come of it. Melanie Mornard, LSP I first heard the quote in the 80s, but it was graduate school that made it relevant! One can really appreciate the sentiment of this quote in retrospect! Robert Treat, Ph.D.

"If a midget stands on the shoulders of a giant, he can't help

but be taller."
Karate saying

This I learned in Karate back when I was young and skinny. It meant that there will always be people who know less than you that you need to help. And there will always be people who know more than you that you can learn from. And in the process, both will prosper. Melanie Mornard, LSP


"There is no pain, only the pleasure of learning."
Karate saying

I usually heard that one right after missing a block. 0 : > Melanie Mornard, LSP


"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."
Groucho Marx

First it makes you think and it also tells me that communication is tricky and we need to listen to the whole person not just the words. Mark LaBonde

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"You'll keep going up, the moment you say I know everything

you'll start going down"

Humbleness keeps going up, always increase your knowledge, learn from others... Ali Fathi Al-Sheikh Ahmed


"Don't THINK you can, KNOW you can"…
Morpheus in movie 'The Matrix'

This shows, everybody can do anything but a few actually know this, the rest just think it Prakash Dudhat


" The greatest sermons are never spoken"

It is not what we say -: but how we live. Ann Lough C.A.C.


“The soul is healed by being with children”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Reminds me to value the time I have with my young children. Mark Russell

“Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people

who do things right.”
Warren G. Bennis

After reviewing many of academic models on leadership and management; this quote captures the main essence and deference between the two. Joffre Miller, PHR, CAP

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"Honesty is the best policy."
Mark Twain

Listen to your heart Uday Mhatre


"Attitude is all that matters."

This is the only thing that leads to many and almost all areas to excel. Jayant Deshkar I have seen this really works. The right attitude leads you to the success and helps you overcome all the obstacles. Piyush Chaoudhary


"Let's get busy."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I like how it simplifies the largest and most dangerous undertakings in human history. Mat von Kroeker

"Don't ASSUME (ass-u-me), cause it makes an ASS out of U

and ME" (please excuse the language)
heard this years ago in one of the negotiation training classes..

Sometimes we just assume things without really understanding what the other person really wanted to say. This often leads to misunderstandings - therefore better ask one more time instead of just assuming things... Gülay Kilic

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"When is the last time you did something for the first time."

To me it speaks to getting out of your rut and trying something new. You can't change without change! Anne Warfield


"Someone who never minds the odds will do what's right"
an animated hamster delivering the line in a kid’s movie. Rhino

I've found it tends to be the truth and found humour in. Stephanie Jenkins

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed

music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

First, this is just beautiful English. But beyond that, I think we often try to find "greatness" by looking for something beyond ourselves or our jobs, and what MLK is saying is that greatness is not doing something else, but doing this thing right here really, really well. Timothy Eavenson


“If wishes were horses, beggars could ride.”
John Ray

It means you can want a lot of things, but you'll only get the ones you work for. So true. Jessica Huber (Kendall)

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


" Thoughts Make Your World"
From the book ‘Secrets’

Beware of projection, or the tendency to cast suspicion on someone, simply because you have been recently duped. Or the tendency to think that people around you would understand your humour. Butch Fernando


" Do one thing that scares you every day"
Eleanor Roosevelt

A nice challenge to keep me is focusing on improving me daily. Lisa Prosper


“We can, because we think we can”

This short but powerful quote is the road map to success in any endeavour. Orlando Mergal

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

Confucius literally "Master Kong was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher. He was born in 551 BCE in the Lu state. His teachings may be found in the Analects of Confucius, a collection of "brief aphoristic fragments". He was of the opinion that moderation was the only way to stay between life's extremes; each person in the world should maintain the respect of his or her position, such were his thoughts. For Confucius, family was very important and he believed that a man should always honour the relationship between master and servant, father and son, husband and wife, elder and younger siblings and two friends. Last but not the least, he urged people to honour the aged people. Confucianism concerns itself with the practical aspects of life, such as good manners, treating others kindly and enhancing family relations. Instead of being poetic about God or metaphysics, Confucius directed his teachings on moral and ethical grounds. Bothered about earthly matters, he rested his theory on two main ideas - being a true gentleman and having proper conduct. He stressed that a true gentleman is one who has five characteristics - integrity, righteousness, loyalty, altruism and goodness. As for proper conduct, the second most important foundation of Confucianism, a person should practice social decorum and rituals, as it is the quickest path to ethical growth. Confucius' thoughts have been developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism. Some of his famous Quotations:       Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"Happiness is the absence of pursuing Happiness"

They underlay the complexity, simplicity and paradox of the human existence. Albert Armstrong

"I know that you believe that you understood what you think I

said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant".
Robert McCloskey, State Department spokesman

I think it is a wonderful reminder of how little people listen TO UNDERSTAND. I find it remarkable that within such a diverse society, with so many varying perspectives, that we all get along as well as we do. Nicole Darlaston


“Live for today, Learn from yesterday, hope for tomorrow...”
Albert Einstein

I've always liked this and it keeps me grounded, Keith Nadeau

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we

have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
Albert Pike

I collect quotes and change my email quote monthly so this string of comments is especially interesting. I relate to this quote because it is a reminder that we are creating our legacy every day - and it connects to a life philosophy I follow, "What goes around comes around." Diane Lustenader, SPHR, CCP, GRP

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no one cares

who gets the credit."
John Wooden

It's all about team work! Sean Melia

"No person walks, had walked or will walk the same path I'm

Jorge Luis Borges

I love it because ... it is true. We go through life living our own story, building our own buildings, achieving our own achievements and making our own mistakes. José Luis Guisa Cardona

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines

what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz

I received in an email once and I liked it so much I printed it and taped it to my desk. Now I read it everyday. :-) Julie Kwasniak

"Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote speaks to me from many vantage points but mostly from the point of regardless of where you are in your life, your circumstances, your situation, good or bad, life's lessons are a choice. We can choose to find meaning in the experience of life, every moment of every day. Todd Kaleto

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Because we don't know what is really important to us, everything seems important. Because everything seems important we have to do everything. Other people, unfortunately, see us as doing

everything so they expect us to do everything. Doing everything keeps us so busy we don't have time to think about what is really important to us."

This quote made me stop and re-evaluate my life. I'm happy to report that everything I thought was important really wasn't and I'm super happy today! Rachel Merrifield


"People in cardboard boxes should throw stones."

I like this quote for several reasons- mostly because it empowers the seemingly powerless. It was an obvious play on "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" but the message is greater- instead of telling people to keep quiet it urges them to take action and stand up for themselves. The greatest aspect of the quote for me is where I heard it, in the Financial District of Manhattan, near Wall St. I will say that personally I prefer non-violent means for change, but when all peaceful options are exhausted and the powerful minority refuses to correct the err of their own making the people will revolt. Jake Vogel

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying

to please everybody"
Bill Cosby

I like this quote because, in HR we want to please the people we work with. Trying to please others will get in the way of doing our jobs in a professional manner. So, I believe as long as you do what is right and fair then you will have no problem Renee Wheeler

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"I have always admired the ability to bite off more than one can

chew and then chew it"
William C. deMille

I live my life this way and look for candidates with the same philosophy! This in my opinion is what separates top performers from average ones! Ron Kubitz [LION] 9200+(16M+) Open Networker

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The

optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute"
Gil Stern

To me this speaks to the value of teamwork and the notion that even those with varying opinions and beliefs can greatly aid a successful effort! Ron Kubitz [LION] 9200+(16M+) Open Networker

“To be learned and educated its important to know that it is not

about competing but learning.”

Why? Often due to extreme competitiveness in education there are two flaws. 1) Competing in Education leads many to adopt unethical means of performing well and obtaining good marks leading to frustration of people who actually want to learn. 2) If education is all about grades then it is designed in a ways to get those grades which leads to displacement of people who do not get good grades and looses the will to learn and educate him self. Indraneel Dass


“You are not determined by anything external to yourself.”

I like this quote simply because this is my life; shame on me if I don‘t enjoy it. Yes, things come and go both good and bad. But at the end of the day, my life is what I have decided to create for myself; there is no blame. And, I am reminded that at any point, I can change anything with which I am dissatisfied. Thomas Stephens Jr, Ph.D.
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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Men, the enemy is in front of us, on each side of us, and

behind us. They won't get away this time."
Chesty Puller, General, USMC.

This tells us that even in the face of grave danger, never give up. Second place is the first loser. Rocky Owens, PHR

"Success is not measured by what you attained in life, but by

what you overcame to get there."
Booker T. Washington

Apologies if I didn't get the wording exact, but the meaning is clear. The quote especially applies to those who attain more because of their position or name without earning the reward. Success in business is dearly sought after, but I feel that, in the end, you still have to live with yourself. If your efforts do not include striving for the greater good, you have wasted a life. Ken Kuzia


"Don't base your life on intentions. Either do it or let it go!"
Carolyn Hutchison

I said this past summer while listening to a young cowboy randomly shares his intentions...he went on and on and then he hopped in his truck and drove to Florida for his next big adventure. My hope is he truly does follow through with his intentions. I've watched that scenario play again and again with people I've coached or recruited. I've made it habit to start asking people if they really do plan on doing it or just talking about it. Wonderful conversations have grown out of the stmt and question. I use it all the time now. And I use it on myself. It's made a world of difference. Carolyn Hutchison


"Sometimes it’s best to look reality in the eye and deny it."
Woody Allen

I love this because people tend to be bound by what appears to be true (reality), and not what is possible. John G. Kramb

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Throwing away ideas too soon is like opening a package of

flower seeds and then throwing them away because they're not pretty."
Arthur B. VanGundy, Ph.D., creativity guru/author "Idea Power"

Reminds people to keep an open mind, not pass judgment as ideas are being generated. Rebecca Osborne

"Making money doesn't oblige people to forfeit their honour or

their conscience"
Baron Guy de Rothschild

I have this as my screensaver - ethical business is good business! Vanessa Tyler


"From seeds of happiness...kindness grows"

This has been my motto since graduating college 22 years ago and I have it as my tag line on my computer screen, business cards, emails, etc… It keeps me positive and wanting to help others. Kim Keough

"Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you

stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
Napoleon Hill

I like this quote because it reminds me that waiting is not always the best thing to do. Sometimes we just need to get going and make it happen. Britt Montemayor
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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's

the life in your years."
Abraham Lincoln

Reminds me to fully live each day. Frederique Thiriet-Smith This speaks to all of us that we need not be afraid to take chances, seek adventures and get out in the world and do - no matter who we are and what kind of work we do. The smallest of gestures can make a difference in someone's life. Marla Ripperton

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because

we stop playing."
George Bernard Shaw

Playing is the recipe to stay young! And I find the quote also true when replacing "playing" by "learning". Frederique Thiriet-Smith


"A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion."
Admiral Byrd

Let's move forward and make business and the world a better, healthier, all joyful place! Happy Holidays! Sandra Wichman, MSM


"Everyone likes a compliment."
Abraham Lincoln

I love how this reminds me to appreciate everyone I encounter during my day! Lisa Scherber

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, "Where have I gone

wrong?" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
Charles Schulz

It puts the world in perspective for me, and reminds me that humour resolves many stresses and lots of laughter is important. Heather Stewart


"Arms are for hugging."

A little cheesy, but a nice play on the word "arms" and sharing an anti-gun sentiment. Enjoy a peaceful 2010! Christine Chapman, CHRP


"What goes around, comes around"
From the book ‘Secrets’

Good deeds are rewarded, bad ones come back ten times worse. Marilyn Sears


"Everything happens for a reason"
From the book ‘Secrets’

I learned a long time ago that even going through hell gives you strength, perseverance, and knowledge that is priceless as you make your way to the great side of life. Marilyn Sears


"How can I soar like an eagle when I am flying with Turkeys?"
My Dad

Just for fun that one! Lee James
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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"He who hurries can not walk with dignity."
Chinese proverb

What ever you do, take the time to do it right. Ponder, pray, prepare -- but don't rush. Moving with haste will cause you to forget steps, overlook discrepancies, and even compromise integrity. Success, in any endeavour, takes time. It can not be hurried. Angela Ellis


"At 211 degrees water is stagnant. At 212 is boils!"

This statement simply says that a little effort goes a long way. Think of the amazing results you can have if you push yourself one more minute, share one more idea, try one more time, and give just one more degree! Angela Ellis

"Failure is a choice made by the undisciplined. Failing to meet

your objectives, regardless of what they are, is a choice. If you fail it's because you made something else a higher priority."

Although we know there are no absolutes in this world, often we don't meet our goals and aren't honest about why we missed the mark. Success starts with me. Nicole Pemberton

"What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or

impossible is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are."
Anthony Robbins

Resonates most with me in my main field of Career Development and especially true for career change is by Steve Preston

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the


I'm rubbish at remembering quotes, but this I've had this one since a teenager. It reminds me that I'm no better and no dumber - than anyone else, and you can always learn and understand more. Angela Gibbins


"Don't let others rent free space in your head"
My Dad

That reminds me not to take things too personally and let them go quickly before I go to bed. Kim Keough


"As far as anyone knows, we're a nice normal family"
Homer Simpson

(That one is for the holidays!) Katharina Swan

"People do not change when we tell them they should; they

change when their context tells them they must.”
Thomas L. Friedman

I like this because it is so true but sometimes so hard to remember. John Sullivan


"A sharp tongue slits its own throat."

Don't burn your bridges! Deena O'Hare

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

“You can’t change the world but you can change the facts And

when you change the facts you can change points of view And when you can change points of view, you can change the world."
Inscription on the Berlin Wall

It speaks to hope, influence and making a difference one person at a time. Judith Baker


"Tomorrow is another day."

While I like the ongoing optimism in the message, the real reason I like the saying is that I remember my father saying it. Anthony Renaud


"Most people give up on their dreams far too early"
Rolling Stone interview by John Cougar Mellancamp

Those two statements speak to me because it reminds me to be expectant, faithful and consistent in my pursuits. The words encourage me to believe in the fulfilment of my future vision, no matter how distant it may currently appear, despite current set-backs, timing, disappointments, increases in energy spent on growing responsibilities - to not give up, to believe, to stay the course. Kirk Dixon

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach

you to keep your mouth shut."
Ernest Hemingway

Especially appropriate during the office holiday party season...just a reminder to don't be brash or boastful when drinking, and always honour your word. If you say you will do something, follow through on your promise. Michael McDonald, PHR

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Be nice to the people you meet on the way up. You will


them again on the way down."

Seems fitting in today's Great Recession. Vincent Marchionni, Jr. MBA, MS We have our Peaks and Valleys in life, how we treat people in each determines our success and happiness. Meseret Kifle


"You win with people".
Woody Hayes

I will never be able to back pay to all those who helped me get to where I am today, but I certainly can help others get to their future. Eric Gall


"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
Yogi Berra

Our lives are the sum total of all the choices we make. William R. Borton, CLU, RHU

"The sad reality of adult life is that when we are faced with a difficult decision and examine all the available choices ... we

discover they all suck! The only thing we can do is pick the one that sucks the least ... and move on."
Morrie Shechtman

I love it because it is true and particularly applicable to the difficulty people have in addressing change. Most people resist making the difficult choices associated with change and go on a "hope trip" looking for a pain free option. Russ May
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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Ghandi's has a great deal of meaning to me and I think of these words whenever I am faced with a challenging situation or when dealing with change (which happens frequently). If I want things to be a certain way - then I must live that way myself and lead by example. In a way, it ties in with Steven Covey's quote because if I demonstrate a willingness to listen to others and understand them - not only will I be more open; those I come in contact will as well because of my actions. Kellie Auld Why? It reminds me to control what I can and that personal action trumps good intentions. Barrett Madrigal Because this quote is about personal responsibility and not blaming the world when we need to look at how we live our own lives. It's about reflection and taking action with integrity and the intention to role model for others our best selves... Monica Loncich

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

William Shakespeare was baptized on 26 April 1564. He was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights. Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world. Some of his famous Quotations:  A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain. Action is eloquence. Assume a virtue, if you have it not. Be great in act, as you have been in thought. Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life out of what we

Winston Churchill

Reminds me that it is how we 'use' our resources to better the world that defines us, not the amount of the resources themselves. Raymond Navarro It reminds us of what is really important in life and how important it is to give of ourselves. Annette Wainey When you have a passion for something it doesn‘t matter how much $ you make, if you enjoy what you do, it creates financial rewards. Eric Brown Helps keep me focused on what's truly important and why I love working with and in service of people. Jonathan Harvey

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when

his hands are empty."

Reminds me that we, as individuals, are the only ones who can really define what it means to be 'rich'. Raymond Navarro


"Just do it"
Nike/Phil Knight

This quote applies to all facets of life. Business, family, sports, etc. In order to accomplish anything worthwhile, you have to just go out and do it, can't sit around and wait. Nallenweg, Adam

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"It only takes one."
A former boss

I haven't forgotten it ---- as it applies to finding a job, making a decision, etc. Don't know where it came from. Jacque Vilet


"In God we trust; everyone else bring data."
W. Edwards Deming

This was at an executive committee meeting after someone had just made a highly emotional case for project funding that was short on data and analysis. I just love the simplicity of the message. Ron Weisinger Love this because it reminds HR professionals to bring data and the ensuing analysis to the table on what we present to deliver to business leaders. Data presented in such a context raises our credibility and the work proposed in the terms that they relate to, such as #'s, %'s or increased revenue generation ultimately elevating our relevance and importance at the table. Elva Arista, MBA, SPHR

"It isn't the mountain that wears you out, it is the grain of sand

in your shoe."
Winston Churchill

Another way of saying, don't sweat the small stuff! Jean Bass

"When two people in business always agree, one is unnecessary.

Dare to disagree."
William Wrigley, Jr.

One final one I have used through the years to encourage my staff to come up with new ideas, speak out and suggest change or challenge status quo. Jean Bass
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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"When all is said and done, MUCH more will have been said than

Lou Holtz

While someone else may have expressed this first, I heard a speaker say this one time and I've often thought that it so very well describes the frustration we've all experienced in our business and within all segments of our government. Bill Gregory


"The things you regret most in life are the things you don't do."

I remember my dad telling me this when I was quite young. Jon Gregory

"If you always think as you've always thought, You'll always do what you've always done. If you always do what you've always

done, You'll always get what you've always got. If you always get what you've always got, You'll always think as you've always thought."

Why? It speaks to the importance of change. Claudette B

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Never compromise with your fundamental values whatever be the


Fundamental values are the true guiding factors for one's success in the life and one's destiny is largely determined by these values. If there is any compromise he/ she will not achieve the ultimate goal. Also, self respect is very important for a human being and if you compromise with your values, in the long term, your self respect will also get hampered. Ashutosh Agarwal

"Far and away the best price that Life has offered is the chance

to work and at work worth doing"
Theodore Roosvelt

Every job, task or activity is the best for us as within each chance is an underlying opportunity which taps our strength and capability to accomplish. As we start enjoying our work we realize every job is worrth doing and there is learning. J S Manoj Koundinya

"A pessimist always sees difficulty in every opportunity while an

optimist always sees opportunity in every difficulty."
Winston Churchill

I feel this is d real fact of life which we are not ready to accept it... Bijal Desai


"Success has no explanations while failures have none".
Fatema Yusuf

A good one I must say, as we need not to give explanations for success and any clarification for once being failed don‘t makes any difference. Pradeep Mittal

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Life is like an ice - cream , so guys eat it , enjoy it before it

melts" .
Charles M. Schulz

This is my quote and also belief in life. Enjoy and learn from each and every moment of the life. Fatema Yusuf


"Don’t Think You Are ... KNOW You Are ...." .

It simply means you don‘t think if you can do something. Just feel it as if you KNOW you can do it. Jayraj Panchal

"Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see particularly

when it concerns politics, government or rumours.."
friend Charlie Johnson of Charlestown, MA

When I went to work for Ray Flynn, the newly elected Mayor of Boston. Although I haven‘t seen Charlie in many years I've never forgotten his advice. David Flanagan

"America is not governed by the majority but by the majority of

those who participate".
Thomas Jefferson

I love this quote because it speaks to the importance of being a participant & proactive and not just letting events happen around you. With HR, this is particularly important regarding legislation that could affect our businesses. Best to be out in front rather than behind the 8 ball! Sue Doud

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"Every man is the architect of his own fortune."
Roman censor Appius Claudius Caecus

This reminds me that I must be Accountable for achieving what I want and that I cannot blame anyone else if I fail! Brian Lowenthal


"You are the best father in the world, because you're mine"
My 4 yr old son

It reminded me on the story of The Little Prince, when he saw thousands of roses and thought his was not special anymore, but when the fox told him: "your rose is unique, because it's yours", made the little Prince understand what he had and appreciated it. Fidel Castellanos

"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving

that there is no need to do so, almost everybody get busy on the proof"
John Kenneth Galbraith

Having worked in many companies where there were changes in senior management or the need to be flexible, this is a good one, Al Lichtenstein

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters

compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like the quote because it reminds me that we all have untapped potential, that there is always a gap between my current performance level (in any given area of my life) and what I'm capable of doing, and the power to close that gap lies within. Danny Lewis

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"S_ _t happens."
Susie Clinkard

A good reminder that there are rogue waves in life, sneaker waves, unfortunate events that hit us at unexpected times. We need not take these events personally (even through they feel quite personal), but should steel ourselves, and move forward with resolve, confidence and determination towards the realization of our dreams and goals. Danny Lewis

"You're no better than anyone else...and no one is better than

My Mom

We were the only Hispanic family living in a small Southern California town. My mom was a single mother raising 6 kids on her own. I desperately wanted to go to college so I wouldn't have to struggle like my mom. This quote helped me realize that I could do anything I set my mind to. Michelle Hernandez

"It takes a pregnant woman 9 months to have a baby. You can't

get 9 women pregnant for 1 month each and expect to have a baby."
from a VP Engineering when pressed to get products developed faster.

But I take to mean ---- some things just take time and you might as well learn patience. Jacque Vilet


"Try not to become a man of success but a man of value."
Albert Einstein

The ones below always creep up, when I am perhaps at a situation deciding Shall I or Shall I not? Murad Sheikh

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"When you are working among lazy people, the probability of

your success is very high"

This made me grow which is still working. Santosh Vempelly

"Two questions asked when life is complete: Have you found Joy

in your life? And have you given Joy to others?"
Excerpt from The Bucket List

I think this is what Einstein would have meant by becoming a person of Value. The world needs more positive thinkers/doers like these. Kim Pritchard, MSIR, SPHR

"Give a man a fish feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish feed

him for life."

I think this is what Einstein would have meant by becoming a person of Value. The world needs more positive thinkers/doers like these. John Block, CPA

" How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so

much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar ! "
Trina Paulus

It emphasizes that the EVOLUTION is the KEY to SUCCESS. ! Aman K Gupta

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Give your servant an understanding heart to discern your

King Solomon asking his God

For me, this is the quintessential definition to embrace and manage diversity. Rodney U Bellamy

"You can teach an old dog new tricks but you can't teach a dumb

dog nothing."

Meaning we are never too old to learn something new but if we are closed minded we miss life‘s lessons. Mona C

"If you are not a liberal by the age of 20 you have no heart. If

you are not a conservative by the age of 40 you have no brain."
Winston Churchill

Speaks volumes about life experience - especially with the extreme political agenda of college professors and instructors. Charles Boynton


"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."
G.B. Stern

Notice the good things people do and acknowledge them, from a business perspective you will have a loyal and hardworking staff. Kathryn Roussey

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"People don't care how much you know ,but they know how much

you care..........by the way you listen. ----."
Bob Conklin

I love this quote because this explains that by developing listening skills in you,you develop patience & this helps you in winning people. Mukul Chaudhri


"Life is a climb, but the view at the top is great..."
TV Show; Hannah Montana

I heard this quote on TV the other day on a show I never watch...so I was pretty impressed to get something I like from an unusual source.... Sumair Abro

"If you think you can, you can, if you think you cannot, you

cannot. In both cases, you are right:"
Henry Ford

I like this quote because it speaks to the power of the mind, intention and choice. We choose by how and what we think. Page Temple, CPCC Helps me when I find myself talking myself out of doing something that stretches me or scares me. Kopitzee Parra-Thornton


"Remember from the future."
Lynda Gratton's book

Why? There is only one way where we should find our answers and it's' ahead of us. Iñigo Gondra

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"They Deem me their worst enemy cause I tell them the truth."

I believe that honesty and truthfulness are virtues very rare to find in this world. And often interpreted as the quality which is not needed in the new world. I stand by these two virtues still and I know it will always stay where it is...no matter the odds. Deepavali Gaind


"All the best leaders are followers."
Lao Tze

I love this quotation because it has so many possibilities e.g. give your people space to perform. Coach and train your people and the let them deliver for you. Tony Perryman

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better

understanding of ourselves."
Carl Jung

Whenever I get upset and irritated with people I work with ( or family & friends), this quote popped up so I can remind myself that each individual possess unique behaviour and I need to learn more to adjust and accommodate each style, likewise to tell them that they should do the same too by sharing this quote with them. Pinky Chang Shiau Chien

"Give the World the best you can and the best will come back to

Madeline Bridge

This quote I had it on the wall of my dorm when I was doing my Ph.D. I keep this in mind when I am doing a favour for anyone, not in the sense I will get the favour in return. But to offer the best I can. Karthikeyan Narayanan

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved

from a simple system that works."
John Gaule

Clarity of thought, the beauty of simplicity - we can't possibly over-emphasize how critical this is. Ajay Kumar


"In IT to WIN IT!!!"

it simply reflects the commitment to excellence and dedication! The intensity to WIN is very much needed in today's competitive world but yes surely the intensity be mixed with right attitude and integrity & sensitivity! Aanchal Tripathi

"Success is not final and failure is not fatal; its courage that

Winston Churchill

I always keep it in mind, especially when I encounter a success Jayasaravanan Alagusundaram


(Not a quote - but an action.) Smile!

One since smile will be passed among many! Making each person's day just a little better. Barbara Kang


"Time defines your true friends"

Experience has shown that man's greed for personal attention will often erode what was perceived a friendship. Bob Tamasy

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"Luck is where preparedness and opportunity meet"
a Trainer

In my experience it is true, Thinking about the saying that we can all make our own luck, it certainly makes sense. Shirley Howe Workshop facilitation, recruitment services and management expertise

"The sting of low quality is remembered long after the

sweetness of low price is forgotten."
from a Texas haberdasher.

Since I've been in Sales most of my life, this quote strikes quite an accord with me.....as it should with you too. Susan J Evans CIC, CPIA

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here,

we may as well dance."

This quote always reminds me to enjoy life and be thankful regardless of the situation. Stormie Myers

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

He was the practitioner of ahimsa and was a pioneer of Satyagraha, a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa or total nonviolence—which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. he swore to speak the truth and advocated that others do the same. Gandhi first employed non-violence and truth as his weapon. He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn he had hand spun himself. He ate simple vegetarian food, eventually adopting a fruitarian diet, and also undertook long fasts as a means of both self-purification and social protest. He is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi or "Great Soul", an honorific first applied to him by Rabindra Nath Tagore. Paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death, famous scientist Albert Einstein said, "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a man as this walked the earth in flesh and blood". He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence. Some of his famous Quotations:       Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Hate the sin, love the sinner. It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and

shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Theodore Roosevelt

This quote reminds me that we often spend too much time criticizing the work of others when we should be learning from them. Robert Shindell


"In the race for quality, there is no finish line".

I like it because of the obvious, continuous improvement is the constant goal to try and obtain and attain. Alicia Bogue

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"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have learned from experience that the

greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."
Martha Washington

I have this quote posted on my monitor as a daily reminder to continue with a positive attitude in all situations. Rebecca Steuber, CIR


"A life lived in fear is a life half lived"
Spanish Proverb

I have called it to mind many times when I needed to charge forward with courage to gain real experience in life. By the way ' courage is not the absence of fear but the strength to go through it!!!!". Rachel Mossakowski


"It is always the right time to do the right thing".
Martin Luther King

Speaks volumes to me. It helps make many difficult decisions easier. Don Colvin, MAOM, HCS, SPHR

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief

duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

I love this quote because it signifies that we all wish to do something great but we should do our best and give everything to everything we do. Rosie Marsh

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"This too shall pass."
The Bible

To me this is a great reminder to really appreciate all of the good in my life and remember that I will get through even the worst of situations. Stephen Myers This is my favourite quote. Since life is made of passing moments and each moment has a moment of truth in it, no moment can surpass its life time. There is no point in getting attached, affected to anything. Be like water and this too shall pass. Kumarshankaran Aiyar [LION] To me it says that in life things happen but they come to pass. They do not come to stay. Expect a great day. Beverly Thomas My grandmother always said as comfort when things were not going well. No matter how low your circumstances become, or how dire the situation is, or how hurtful the loss is, thing will get better. These words have sustained me in many times of my life. Vikki Stubbs, SPHR Most favourite quote, because as HR pros especially, in the heat of a situation, it‘s always good to gain perspective and recognize that while it may be all consuming important today, that does not mean you will feel this way forever. It‘s a good, and realistic, diffuser. Cathleen Graham


"To achieve great things you have first to believe it."
Arsene Wenger

Believing in yourself is the key to success and I am a firm believer that you have to believe in yourself first before anyone else can. Althea Battle

"The older I get I pay less attention to what men say and more

to what they do.."
Andrew Carnegie

It holds true for me after 27 yrs. in the F&B business I've seen a lot of lip service. Paul Lombardy

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"You can lead the horse to the water but you cant make it drink"
Nicole Weaver

My mother use to tell me this one to show me that the final choice is mine. Tharani Dayahparan

"I am hurt but I am not slain I will lie me down to bleed awhile

Then I'll rise to fight again."
Sir Andrew Barton

I think describe the native, indominatable tenacity in almost all of us. The first one doesn't sound cheery, but after reflection I think you'll see its value in personal and professional life. John Toay


"It doesn't matter if you win or lose, until you lose."

This one is a bit more flippant but still accurate for an ardent tennis player, former cop and former jock. John Toay

"If it's not going to be important next week, it's not important

enough to fight about today."

Just thought of another one that comes into play when you're involved in a sharp disagreement with a friend. It just popped out several years ago when I was counselling my then impulsive high school son on how to recognize stuff that's important and stuff that's not. John Toay

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"Avoid the Unmanageable, Manage the Unavoidable"

it has helped me extensively in my personal and professional life as well. I love Quotes with a Vibe, which signifies strength. Ketki MBA


"I am More than I now Myself to Be !"

This line always boosts me when I face any problem and I feel I am falling short in achieving my goals. This line gives me the self confidence that I can do a lot more than I think I can. Ramitha Ravindran


"Life is the opportunity to make a positive difference"

One of my favourites because it reminds me that in the great big world where there is so much to do, I can make a difference just be doing something positive. Lynn Ferrari Rodriguez


"First deserve, then desire"
M.K. Gandhi

Follow this to minimise your stress, pressure, etc. Suneer Prakash

"Me being HAPPY or SAD depends 99% on me, and 1% on the

rest of the world".

So, YOU drive yourself and avoid/minimise being driven. It's your life..... Suneer Prakash

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"I am not 40. I am 20 with 20 years of experience."

That's ATTITUDE. Be YOUNG. Have it in you..... Suneer Prakash

"Joy and woe are woven fine a clothing for the soul divine under

every grief and pine runs a joy with silken twine."
William Wordsworth

The above quote is 100 per cent correct and it gives courage especially to those people who are suffering from some difficulties whether monetary or otherwise that these days will not remain always and the time will come when the difficulties will be overcome by the joy and happiness. Jawaid Ali


"Change is the only constant thing in life"
François de la Rochefoucauld

This quote prepares you to accept all changes which come on your way. Prachiti Talathi


"Life is 10% what we see and 90% how we react"

Because it all depends on us how we take the things and how we react. Asma Hanifi


"Do to other as you would like being done to you."

If you create a positive energy it will only reward you three folds. Vlasta Eriksson

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"If you want to judge a man, give him power"

This quote focus on power and responsibility a position can bring. As great power comes with great responsibility. Savinder Kaur


"I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary"
Lou Holtz

God created all of us to accomplish something in life and not to be ordinary mortals. Arunkumar Vijayan


"I can achieve anything I set my mind to"

This thought bring lot of fire in me, this reminds me daily there is nothing IMPOSSIBLE. Pooja Upadhyaya


"If it is to be, it is up to me."
My Mother

No one's gonna do it for you... Susan Niemeyer, JD


" Hands that Rock the cradle rules the world"
My Mother

Because it gives feel of specialty of being a woman, Symbolizes motherhood, makes me more thankful to my mother. Rashmi Kandiyal

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"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
Zig Ziglar

As it inspire to create a right kind of attitude to achieve target. Rashmi Kandiyal How high will you go? Kendra Liddell

"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a

Gift & that's why it's called the Present."
Alice Morse Earle

I love these quotes because both the sentences tell you all that you need to know about how to deal with Life! Whether it your personal life or your professional life.....it caters to each & every happening both, good and bad! Annette Fernandes


"A dream doesn't become a goal until it is written"
Ed Cole

It's like telling me: Planning is useless without Action. Jibie Henri Tengko


"If it was easy everyone would be doing it."
Francis Breakspear

My brother said it to me when I was burning the midnight oil whilst studying for my MBA and holding down a full time job! Definitely kept me going. :-) Carolynne Gilbert

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"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived

Soren Kierkegaard

This quote is attributed to various people, and there are various interpretations. I‘ll give the one that I find best with the example of the Father of India, Mahatma Gandhi. When Mahatma Gandhi stole some gold as a child, and later apologized to his father, he would not have understood the significance or the value of the incident. When Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a train in South Africa, he would not have understood the significance or the worth of the incident. When Mahatma Gandhi first led his uprising in Champaran, he would not have understood the significance or the importance of the incident. But when we look back at his life, we realize that the incident as a child gave him his first taste of truth, which got refined in South Africa, and which passed the acid test in Champaran, which finally culminated in the independence of India. We realize and understand the significance of each incident only when we look backwards. But in spite of this, he could only live his life forward. I find this quote most inspiring when I am in a real soup and I am wondering ‗Why only me?‘ It tells me that pain and suffering sometimes do have a reason, and a problem, a setback or the feeling of losing something can have its own significance and importance in the grand scheme of things. Ramakrishnan KR


"Leave people and places better than you found them."

My mother, who was far from camper (her idea of roughing it was to walk barefoot through the Hyatt lobby), modified this old camping principle. Julia Mast


"No masterpiece can't be done without passion."

Means to me we have to put passion in everything we do, not only for success, but just for the pleasure to be done... Laurent Blondeau

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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about

learning how to dance in the rain."
Vivian Greene

It speaks so well to not wasting your time waiting for things to get better and missing the gems life offers each day. Donna Zimmerman


"Perception is Reality"

We never get an opportunity to make a first impression and our actions will always outweigh our words. Regardless of what comes out of our mouths, we will be remembered for what we do, how we act and how we treat others. Our actions will determine how we are perceived, regardless of the underlying truth, good or bad. Kim Horrell This speaks to the need to check for understanding in all communications, whether giving or receiving. David Hocker


"Do the right thing even when no one is looking"
Rutland Herald

Your actions will always reflect they type of person you really are. LeAnn Monteiro

"There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the

The matrix

This "special" year (globally speaking, my country speaking and my life speaking...) I've chosen to "walk the path"... Mariana Riva

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"When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion"
Ethiopian Proverb

It's pretty explanatory, regardless of what your circumstances look like, if you have the right team of people working with you, you can accomplish anything! James D. Lewis


"A manager does things right, a leader does the right thing"
Warren Bennis

Your people know what "the right thing to do" is....the most important quality in a leader is ethics. You can speak of teambuilding, of leadership, commitment....your people will never follow you if they don't respect you, and you can't earn their respect if you don't do the "right" thing......don't kid yourself; they know what the right thing to do is. David Brunner

"Adversity is like a knife. It can cut you, or serve you, depending

upon whether you grasp it by the blade, or the handle"

Why this quote? Simply put, too many people fail to see the opportunities in changes, or unexpected circumstances. They get too caught up in the roadblock presented, and then fail to move forward, rather than assess the situation and seek both to move on, and/or to reach better results than they initially sought. Todd L. Greges


"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible."
Frank Zappa

It's not the mainstream that makes progress in society, it's the outliers...the ones that everyone thinks are crazy, stupid, etc. They are the one's that surprise us with progress on a small and large scale. Shawn Jones

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"Hope for the best. Expect the worst."
Mel Brooks

Needs no explanation. Just survival skills. David Bush

"All things I thought I knew, But now confess, the more I know

I know I know the less!!!"

Learning is endless, isn‘t it? Sheetal Ranade


"By the sweat of thy brow, thou shall eat bread."
King Solomon

Hard work and perseverance will always pay off. Sonia James

"Be equal to your talent, not your age. At times let the gap

between them be embarrassing."
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

For me this is about the desire to be ourselves, to celebrate who we are, to stand up to others, to not be so arrogant as to fail to learn from others, to enjoy learning, and to keep having fun. Ron Jones

"Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul,

impossibilities vanish."
Jean de la Fontaine

Tenacity, tempered aggression, bulldog work ethic & doing whatever it takes. Burn baby...Burn! Marcelino Ortiz
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"When nothing goes Right. take Left."

One of the best quote I remember when ever i m trapped in any unfavourable, unpredicted. This inspires me to take a different direction of thinking and mostly ends up in getting me released from the current not so good situation to very good situation. Kalpesh Parikh

"Think positively and masterfully , with confidence and faith,

and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience."
Eddie Rickenbacker

Puts me in the right mind-set! Elaine Agramonte

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the American founder of the Ford Motor Company. He began life as a farmer's son and quickly became rich and famous and soon became an icon of a self-made man. Although an industrialist, Ford remembered and cared the common man. He designed the Model T for the masses and installed a mechanized assembly line to make production cheaper and faster. The motorized assembly line significantly cut the time, and thus cost, of manufacturing each car. Ford passed on this savings to the customer. He also instituted the $5 per day pay rate for his workers, which was nearly double what workers were paid in other auto factories. Ford believed that by raising the workers' pay, the workers would be happier (and faster) on the job, their wives could stay home to care for the family, and the workers were more likely to stay with the Ford Motor Company (leading to less down-time for training new workers). Ford also created a sociological department in the factory that would examine workers' lives and try to make it better. Since he believed he knew what was best for his workers, Henry was very much against unions. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. He was a prolific inventor and was awarded 161 U.S. patents. Some of his famous Quotations:

     

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets. Don't find fault, find a remedy. Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it: if you are sick you should not take it.

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"The fire that melts butter, hardens steel."
Arab saying

I think this quote shows the positive side of adversity. Through struggles we grow. It gives meaning to your suffering. Life can make you or break you...it is your choice. John McPhail

"The world is not interested in the storms you may encounter,

but whether you bring in the ship."
William McFee

Excuses don't really matter, get the job done! I keep this one taped to my computer. Patrick Flynn

"If you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

Come, let us reason together. Lead, follow, or get out of the way!

I prefer to resolve problems by communication and reasoning things out as a team, even if it's just a team of two people. People who just want to complain about problems and aren't willing to be part of the solution, just add to the problem with negativity. Judy Bates


"True creativity is succeeding within the box."
John Miller

I love this quote because it's so relevant to our current environment of limited resources and many challenges to succeed with what we have and less than what we've had. Those that can successful in this environment are the ones who are the most creative. Jennifer Stella
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"Insist on yourself; Never imitate."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To me this quote embodies the beauty of our differences. It's so important to embrace our uniqueness and dare to be different. So often we become bent on trying to "keep up with the Joneses" and morph into what society, friends, family wants us to be. If God wanted us all to be the same, He would have made us that way! Jennifer Stupp, PHR

"Surprised, Eddie? I wouldn't be more surprised if I woke up

tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet."
The great philosopher Clark W. Griswald

Reminds me that even in the midst of holiday festivities, you never know when that weird relative, that we all have, is going to show up! Chad Telford, MBA, PHR

"Following the path of least resistance makes rivers and men

Francis Gray

I think this expresses beautifully that the easiest or most comfortable choice is seldom the best choice. Dan Blake


"What You Do Speaks So Loudly I Can't Hear What You Say!"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think its self explanatory but it succinctly puts in words and sentiment a call out to those who think they are fooling others. Lorein Brightwell

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"Every day above ground is a good day"
Tony Montana in "Scarface"

It's a cut to the point reminder that now matter what is going on in your life, to be grateful FOR your life and that you've been given another day with infinite possibilities. Dennis Keefrider

"Will THIS decision bring me closer or further away from my


This is a powerful question to ask yourself each time you have to make a decision....if the decision you are going to make is going to bring you further away from your goal, then it is a red flashing light that you are making the wrong decision - this is where a lot of people cave in and lose sight of their goals because many are making fear based, limiting belief decisions - decisions that are comfortable. When you learn to push through all excuses, and only make powerful decisions that support your goals, it will dramatically change your results. Debbie Ruston


"Every one walk by vision, I walk by Faith"

I like this phrase coz it speaks volumes about Faith, having a higher purpose in life, aiming some thing higher than being ordinary. Swetha Shivanna


"When the horse is dead, get off."
Kinky Friedman

I've found it useful in every change management role I've held. Lisa D. Allen

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"Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of


An old boss used to say that all the time and he was a great example of someone who lived it too. Teresa Dozier


"Could be better, could be worse"
Narrator's father-in-law in "The Wedding"

Represents an appreciation for what we have. David Bush

"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it."
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward FitzGerald.

A friend's gift in freshman year, made truer than ever by the internet; a stark truth about how we consume our lives. David Bush


"A smooth sea never yielded a skilled sailor."

Reminds me that the tough times, the heartaches, the pain is worthwhile. What doesn't kill us will make us stronger. Seth McColley

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"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually

changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures."
John F. Kennedy

I think it saying we sometimes have to work on this that affects us before we can create or maintain healthy relationships with others. Continuous improvement. Mona C


"To rest is to rust."
My father

It's a great saying to keep in mind for driving persistence, When I get lazy or want to give up, remembering this saying is helpful. Meredith Gardner, Ph.D.


“Never mistake activity for achievement.”
John Wooden

It always taught me and my teams that it's not just about showing up to work, but actually getting results. You don't get paid appearance money in business. Sergio Mendez


"Trying means failing".

One quote that I refer to frequently This quote reminds me to commit to what matters most. Heather Iskrzak

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"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And when I am for

myself, what am 'I'? And if not now, when?"
Rabbi Hillel

I like this for the questioning aspect, introspective, for the self and others, and asking for a deadline -- when are you going to get this done! Ronald Bell

"Everyone wants to come to the party, but no-one wants to clean

up afterwards."
From a colleague, possibly plagiarised

Perhaps the measure of employee engagement, or maybe just a comment about this time of the year! Ron Jones


"Make a customer, not a sale."
Philip Kotler

A relatively simple yet thought provoking quote. Having this quote in mind, the sales process seems a lot easier than how it is perceived to be. This should be one of the ideal quotes for anyone who is into sales related business. Ahmed Azeem Marecan


"Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached"
Swami Vivekananda

It‘s very important to maintain the zeal and enthusiasm in pursuit of one's goals to keep going. At times, you may feel a little down but you must keep going on till you achieve what you set out for. Jitendra Raitani

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"If not you, who? If not now, when?"
Vince Lombardi

It drives you to do/be the best that you can and makes you realise that you can achieve what ever you want............but you have to work for it.................and do it now! Peter Ricci


"Never make another man's failure as your failure."

We never know what we are capable of unless we try doing it. This applies at work and in personal life. Just because someone else could not do it, it does not mean that no one can do it. We may fail - and this is what we need to cleverly put it across as "Persistence & Experience". Asha Mathew


"Life has more imagination than we can hold in our dreams"
The ending quote from Conquest of Paradise

This is simply because life can make turns one would never expect... for better or worse. Though we plan ahead, we must always leave room for surprises. And sometimes we must simply go with the flow... Iulian Banu

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest

fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
Marianne Williamson

It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Renee Campbell

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“Sometimes your life boils down into one insane move.”

I truly believe that these so called "insane moves‖ help us to find our way on our journey through life. You cannot grow without risk. Jeanette Irons


"Never Ever Give Up."
Winston Churchill

It means that you should not give up no matter how things got worst. Masoud Al Ajmi,


"Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it."
Winston Churchill

I share these quotes since many great ideas that we will ultimately find success with will continually begin with aversion, and start with 'No!‘ Jeffrey Tacher


"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm".
Winston Churchill

Go ideas and creative thinking mostly do not start with ROI, but rather begin with enthusiasm, and lots of string......... Jeffrey Tacher


"Some Day Someone Will Think You're Wonderful and Hire You!"
From a college friend

I call it "The Paula Principle". This has worked for me personally many times since then. One must truly believe it and know that it is true to benefit from its wisdom. Mary Roberts, CPP
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"When shooting yourself in the foot, be careful not to aim."

It makes me laugh each time I hear it and it relates to just about everything you do! Scotty More

"When you become wise, you respect your body, you respect

your mind, you respect your soul. When you become wise, your life is controlled by your heart, not your head."
Miguel Ruiz

Meaning to me is that if you respect yourself fully you will respect all others and the world we live in. Robert Smith

"On life's journey, it's not how many souvenirs you collect, but

how many lives you touch along the way."

I found this quote on a plaque at a truck stop somewhere in Connecticut in 1995 and to this day, still inspires me to strive to make a difference in other peoples lives. Mona Cunningham

"They never give up bettering themselves, and that's what it

takes to be a champion"
Muhammad Ali - 1985

I wrote this down when reading his quote in a local newspaper in 1985. It applies to anyone, not just athletes. Michael Janko MBCP

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"A goal is a dream taken seriously."
Walt Hopkins

Because tapping into inner motivation of dreams and desires is important and the basis of one of the most effective leadership styles 'visionary leadership'. But it also speaks of that it must be well managed by setting goals and getting serious about the work to make it happen. I guess also because I personally like pioneering in my work, in my hobby and in church. Chris Fox

"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than

any wonder drug."
Patricia Neal

Because we choose in our hearts and minds the circumstances we will accept to live in. We choose...... Mark Cullen

"There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other infinite. A finite game is played for the

purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play."

If you wish to develop a fresh perspective, you need read no other book. It is a "game" changer. Mark Cullen


"Common sense isn’t so common."
My grandfather

After working in HR for over 13 years I realize how true this is. Stephanie Walsh, SPHR

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"It's never the people you fire that get you into trouble, it's the

ones you don't fire"

Contrary to what you read in HR groups, there really is a time to take action. The minute I heard this I instantly visualized the "ones I didn't" and sure enough, they were much bigger problems in the long run than the ones I did send home. William Jackson


"What we are becoming is what we are to be."
Posted above the blackboard in my 6th grade class.

While I didn't fully appreciate it at the time, I clearly remembered it and revisit its wisdom every day as it reminds me that everything contributes to what we are and will be; that growth is critical to recognize, manage and appreciate. And it never stops. Jeffrey Myers

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to

stop me."
Ayn Rand

You determine your fate not others. Mona C

"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you

John Wooden

Just demonstrates simply what it takes to be at the top!! Jigar Dave

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"Do not allow the love for what you do step in the way of your love for other people. The people you love will not always be in your life."
Don Luce

I co-authored a book with him -- a collection of quotes, reflections and action ideas -- after he had died. If you're interested, you can read the story behind our collaboration, which will make it clearer why the advice in this quote is so poignant. Brian McDermott


"People have this insatiable urge to know everything that’s not worth knowing"
Oscar Wilde

Wrote this about newspapers of the time, I think it's still true today. Colin Rippon


"To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst be false to any man."
Polonius to his son Laertes

Roughly translated for today's audience Hamlet's victim is telling his kid, "Don't believe your own BS!" something all of us need to remember! Lonny Butcher, SPHR


"OUR POLICY Rule 1 The Customer Is Always Right ! Rule 2 If The Customer Is Ever Wrong, Reread Rule 1."
Stew Leonard's grocery store

I first visited that store in Norwalk, CT. over 20 years ago, and bought a much smaller copy of the rock that still sits on my desk. This past summer, I re-visited the store with my son Matt and his family. Still a fun and terrific place to shop. Jim Norbuta
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"If it is to be

it is up to me.."
William Johnson

I need to be self relied...and must learn new things to implement myself for the betterment of me and my team.... Bharat Pandya

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Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in the year 1921 for his work on the photoelectric effect and was possibly the most famous scientist who ever lived! One of his better known achievements was the mass-energy equivalence equation: 2. E = mc . History shows that Albert Einstein had the most significant influence on the 20 Century and thus amounted to a radical change in world view. Before Einstein, certain things were simply assumed to be true. Among them were the "laws" gravity and falling bodies as they had been outlined by Isaac Newton. Also, it was generally believed that 'time' itself was a physical constant: Everyone and everything would experience the passage of time the same way as everyone and everything else. His theory of special relativity predicted that this was not true, and was later validated by experiments with atomic clocks. Some of his famous Quotations:   I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity. I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. Truth is what stands the test of experience. The important thing is not to stop questioning. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

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"If you are passing through hell....keep going......"
Winston Churchill

No situation will stay for ever...worst situation will also end some day... but in that phase of life we must work on the plan of action and not to loose hope.... Bharat Pandya


"Never, never, never, never, never give up...."
Winston Churchill

Self explanatory, and of so powerful in the face of lives (and HR's) challenges..... Indie Bollman, SPHR, MBA


"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth"
Mike Tyson

It‘s so real and implies so much. It‘s also very funny from a guy who exposes himself to instant, and very painful, feedback if he gets the plan wrong. Paul Thomas


"Change is permanent. "
Gautama Buddha

Love it for being deeply profound and simply simple. Swati Nair


"Forgive everyone for everything"
Mahatma Gandhi

Its one difficult task to forget everyone and forgiving for everything becomes much difficult...but once we learn this art...Its real fun..!! I have started applying it…believe me...it has changed my personality. I feel light…!!! Vidushi Gupta

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"You can't do today's job with yesterday

methods & still be in business tomorrow"

This is my favourite quote as it is very much relevant in today's changing scenario. Pankaj Nath

"Plan as if you'll live forever, and live as if you'll die the next

Swami Vivekananda

The quote from Vivekananda is wishful thinking. There are plenty of people out there who thought they were the masters of their own destiny until they had a heart attack, a stroke, a breakdown, lost of close relative, or even died suddenly. Bruce Hoag

"Theory without practice is foolish, practice without theory is

Old Chinese Proverb

This summarises my view that academics and practitioners should work together in a collaborative way. Paul Turner


"You can continuously cope or you can continuously improve."

This is applicable to all of life. Robert Hafey

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"What you appreciate, appreciates"
Lynn Twist

Whatever we put our attention on and give positive energy to grows into something larger than ourselves. Theresa Chambers


"There is no Growth without Challenge"
Marcus Brown

I live by this: as people we can always challenge ourselves to do better, not only in our personal lives but as professionals. Those of us in HR should be champions of growth and maturity in an organization, always willing to ask the hard questions, when no-one else will; willing to challenge the status quo for better results. This is how we earn our seat at the "Big Table". Marcus B

"I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how

I react to it."
Charles Swindoll

We cannot control others, we cannot control events. The only thing we can control is ourselves and our attitudes...we always have a choice. Gina Sian


"The basis of optimism is sheer terror."
Oscar Wilde

Having been on the job market for far too long, I'll go with Oscar Wilde. Maryann GorskiS

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“Many mountains I’ve climbed , many roads have I rambled To find the best eggs that have ever been scrambled. If you want

to have eggs you can’t find in a store, You have to do things never thought of before”
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

Haven't seen any from one of the most quotable minds of the past century - Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) His ability to frame critical life learning‘s in a form that children can appreciate and remember shaped much of my thinking. I'm including a few of my favourites on various topics. Dorian Desmarais

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will

forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou

So true and yet so under utilized. Today's society seems to be so unfocused that it sometime feels like we've forgotten the importance of random acts of kindness. Ever notice the top news stories highlight violence and despair...maybe a bit of brotherly love can help a society overcome and learn to love again. Karyn Marklinger Love this because this is Daniel Goldman‘s idea of 'Primal Leadership' at its crux. There is unique, difficult to duplicate, advantage in being able to leverage the power of emotional resonance to inspire people and drive bottom-line performance. Tamera Tandy, MLHR

"You know, you really shouldn't take yourself so seriously. If

you want to know why, it's 'cause no one else does."
A lyric from a 1980s punk rock song by the band, Camper Van Beethoven.

Maybe not the most profound, but it does remind me to lighten up when I'm worrying too much about my image! Michele Mantynen

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"Fire all of your guns at once and explode into space."
Steppenwolf "Born to Be Wild".

I use it as inspiration to remind me to keep focused on what I am trying to accomplish and not divert from the path...and as inspiration to give whatever you are doing 100% effort... Not to mention, great tune. Gary JohnsonS

"Ultimately, it's up to each of us to choose how we will live our

lives, hold ourselves to high standards, and continually evaluate what's inside the image we see in the mirror."
Eric Harvey

I picked this up somewhere...like to put quotes on my email...I have had this for a while, I really like it. It is so very true, it is up to each of us to live our lives the best way we can. Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR


"Goals are just dreams with deadlines."
Diana Scharf

Is my favourite quote because I tell people all the time-just start-no matter what it is you wan to do-the first step is the hardest. If you set a goal-then you can accomplish something-otherwise it is just a dream!. Carolyn Tugend


"One today is worth two tomorrows."
Benjamin Franklin

Be PRESENT to today and all that it offers. Make the most of it. And don't procrastinate. Greg Sievers

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"Don't be so humble, you're not that great."
Golda Meir

We have all met that person who acts like they are the God's gift, but they also try to play it off as humility. I want to say this to every one of those people. Justine Capolarello

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue

Walt Disney

A positive attitude and perseverance are keys to success. Vanessa Bauer


"Love all, trust few, harm none."

It speaks to living in harmony with all mankind - treating one another with respect and dignity. It reminds us to be cautious, that trust is earned. It serves as a reminder to live on good terms, at all times, with all people...all recipes to success, happiness and fulfilment. Colleen Dougherty


"Pain is temporary...quitting is forever."
Lance Armstrong

It speaks to leadership- internal leadership of oneself. Kristine Scotto

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"The most beautiful thing on Earth is Human...but the irony

is...the most ugly thing on Earth is Human..."

Human race is the most beautiful out of all species…who has been given a beautiful heart and mind to think (by god‘s grace), but the worst part is that both are used in other way, corruption, destruction, hatred have become the core traits of Human Race. Vidushi Gupta

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens;

but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
Helen Keller

Failure and success is like two side of coin, Always show positive attitude towards life. Meera Kishore

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the

attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes, creating extraordinary results."

You alone have the power to create a positive environment - it's up to you to make that choice!. Sarah McCarthy

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"I am 100% responsible for my actions and my reactions."

I don't know the origin but it was written on a blackboard in a Sunday school class. It reminds me that I cannot always control what goes on around me but I can choose to control my actions and my reactions to those outside events. Tom Shaughness


"We are more open minded with our eyes closed"
Robert Grand

If you close you're eyes your more likely to feel from the heart. From there, greater truths are revealed. Robert Grand, ARM

"It takes struggles in life to make strength, It takes fight for principles to make fortitude,

It takes crisis to give courage, and singleness of purpose to reach an objective."
Walt Whitman

It speaks to the reality that we will always encounter troubles and trials but that they do serve a valuable purpose and should be embraced. Michael Biggins

"A good plan, violently executed today, is better than a perfect

plan tomorrow."
Bill Gates

Pretty concise way of saying that you need to get off your butt and start moving. Michael Biggins

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"The definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over

and expecting different results”.
Albert Einstein

This quote inspires me to think "outside of the box" and not to be afraid of change; to continue in the "same old, same old way", would only promote insanity while trying to rectify today's challenges!. Ann Elmer

"Amateurs practice until they get it right, professionals practice

so they won’t get it wrong."

This explains why some succeed and why some don't. Paul Roberson

"HOPE is a good thing... maybe the best of things, Cause-no

good thing ever dies.."
Andy Dufresne-The Shawshank Redemption

This is just one of many that touch me in some way....with out hope - things are at their darkest - with hope, all things are possible....in every area!. Steffanie Johnson

"You are defined by the choices you make. Choose wisely


I like this quote because it reminds us to make good choices - not just on big decisions but all decisions. Kusawn Carr

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"The best way out is always through."
Helen Keller

In my experience, trying to take shortcuts or avoid pain in life often leads to more pain--almost like we're in this school called life and we can't progress to the next level until we learn the lessons we're supposed to learn. Gita Tewari


"Good is the enemy of GREAT!"
Jim Collins

I love quotes and this one has stuck me for a while, i think it is extremely profound and deep. It pulls you up from complacency, it helps me wish more and to keep reminding there is a price to achieve greatness. Ashuma Sachdeva

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind

don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
Dr. Seuss

One of the biggest stresses you can put on yourself is trying to be something you're not. The people who will have the most significant positive impact on your life will respond best to you when you are authentic. Aviva Shiff Because it speaks to the heart of all the people who did not say they what they wanted to for fear of being judged by others. Randy Dee Glazier

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already

mastered, you will never grow."
Ronald E. Osborn

It showed the way to choose my career line. Raj V

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"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, Conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the

dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
Lazarus Long in "Time Enough for Love", by Robert Heinlein

I love this quote for what it says about being a jack-of-all-trades; time and again I have put all my eggs in one basket - so to speak. Muneeb Ahmed


“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on"
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Perseverance! Abraham Penuelas


"Don't dwell on the past...learn from it."
Denis Waitely

It means just that...don't waste your energy and emotions on this that you can not go back and change. ocus your energy on the future ad make the changes that you see fit. Sheryl Cummings

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"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
Alvin Toffle

In a time of constant change, it is not just learning the new skill that is important, but the ability to constantly adapt. Casey Hamar, PHR

"To the world you may just be one person but to one person you

may just be the world."
Brandi Snyder

It reminds me that even the smallest acts of kindness can have an impact on people in ways we don't often realize. Jean Bass

"There is no logical path leading to the universal laws, they can

only be reached by intuition, based upon something like an intellectual love of the objects of experience"
Albert Einstein

I like it because I strongly believe that your insight, your profound perception based on experience is what makes the real difference at the end quite apart from any other consideration. Massimo Scalzo

"If my heart gets there first, it will be easy for my body to

Paulo Coehlo

This speaks about passion.... Satya Venkatesh wara rao
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"Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To

have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace."
Oscar Wilde

After reading this quote, all my fear, aggression and guilt vanishes away..... Navpreet Kaur


"You Live for NOTHING but you die for SOMETHING"
JOHN RAMBO in Rambo 4

Because in the corporate world or professional life you take great risk to get up to some level. Varun Bhatia

"I came in to this world with nothing, and I still have most of it


I love this little line from a song. It has no pretentions. It's honest and down to earth, and it reminds me to make the most of what talent I have, even when I feel it's not much!. Michael Westland-Rose

''It is not because things are difficult that we don't dare, it


because we don't dare that things are difficult''

Let's dare then! Sophie Euzen

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The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born in November 30, 1874. A noted statesman and orator, Winston Churchill was an officer in the British Army, and historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first person to be recognized as an Honorary Citizen of the United States.

The great works of Mr. Churchill, who was a gifted amateur painter, constitutes; The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), The River War (1899), an account of the campaign in the Sudan and the Battle of Omdurman. In1900, Savrola, the biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill. His other famous biographies are, the life of his great ancestor, the Duke of Marlborough, His magnificent oratory survives in a dozen volumes of speeches, among them The Unrelenting Struggle (1942), The Dawn of Liberation (1945), and Victory (1946). Some of his famous Quotations:       A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.

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"When the ship misses the harbor, it is rarely the harbours’

Neil Dempster

We all have to keep ourselves to a high level of accountability and this one always makes me look at a situation and what I can do to change the course. Laura Strunk


"We will either find a way or make one."

This is how I approach my work; my customers expect it and I deliver it. Ilona Simonini

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good

person is like a bull will not attack you because you are vegetarian."
Dennis Wholey

I like it because it depicts the fact that in this world never expect in good thing from any one without any reason. Rizwan Siddiqi It is not enough to just be a good person, but we need to be prudent as well. I find it most consoling at times when I feel cheated by someone whom I help. Ramakrishnan KR


"At the level of respect, all people are equal."
Brian V Moore

This is my own quote which grew out of an understanding of my own prejudices. It has guided my life, my business and the lives of thousands of people since we set it as a founding principle of all that we do. Brian Moore
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"Life Is very small for us ,so lets do things for our loved ones"

It tells about that instead of thinking about our self all the time lets be happy in giving ....the happiness it brings has no comparison in this world. Naveen Prashar

"You might not have been born with a Silver spoon but definitely you were born with a Golden mind. Therefore, say this often:

My MIND needs to be MINED so that the gOLDMINE will be MINE."
Kunle Faniyan

This is what we should do everyday, as we strive for success !!!! I love it!!! Sindy Mtembu

"And the men, who hold high places, Must be the one's to start.

To mould a new reality, Closer to the heart."
Album 'Farewell To Kings'

I am reminded of this quote more often than not these days, especially when I look at our politicians and other powerful people, often called wrongly as 'Leaders'. Sanjay Kumar Ghoshal


"To Be or Not To Be "

Depicts your real life scenario. Always there is two things to do & guys no middle line to draw (no compromise). Nilanjan Roychowdhury

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"It is never too late to become what you might have become."
George Eliot

It is to instigate to some who face a failure in his life and his life turns another way where he doesn't to go, and to take a U turn and to reach the destination. Abdul Rawoof Mohammed


"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
W. Edwards Deming

For those for whom survival is mandatory, you must embrace change at all levels. Charles De Garston


"The shortest road is not always the fastest route."
Marcel Brans 2009

In times of change lots of people try to achieve results via a direct approach. The indirect way seems on first hand to time consuming, but is often in the long run much more effective. Marcel Brans


"The hurrier I go, the behinder I get."

I love this quote because it is so true. It reminds that it is better to slow down and do things correctly the first time rather than take supposed shortcuts that end up costing more time (and sometimes money) in the long run. Wendy Worrell

"Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much

you care."
John Maxwell

It sounds a little hokey, but in reality life is all about relationships and people. If you want someone to listen to you, what you say has to be relevant to their life. Brian Bishop

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"What is lost, you cannot get it back but what you can gain is up

to you."

The lesson is - Don't sulk wasting your time on what you lost and how to recover. Think positively on what you can do now and make most of it. Life is short. Andy Vaidya


"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt

Remind me that my attitude and my fate are within my control. Andy Berman


"If you have only one breath left, use it to say thank you!"
Pam Brown

It reflects that fact that every one should be thankful for each moment they live and for everything they are given...! Anahit Vardanova


"Its not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes."
Dorothy Parker

It reminds me that no matter what I happens, the only thing I can control is how I react. Often it isn‘t the actual event that brings us down; it‘s how we react to it. Richel Davies


"I have a dream."
Martin Luther King

It is the dream of the possible that inspires. Lynn Olson Master Strategist in Nonprofit Learning and Program Development
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"The greatest distance in the world is the 14 inches from our

minds to our hearts."
Agnes Baker Pilgrim

It‘s an interesting quote. At times we take decisions just from heart, forgetting the mind and various practicalities attached….or take just the practical decision without discussing it with our heart…at times we take decisions, that heart wants to do...but mind doesn't allow..Or vice versa...the fight continues. I wish there was always a synchronisation both beautiful parts of our body....life would have been different!! Vidushi Gupta


"Nothing is more important than this day."

This quote reminds me to be thankful for the present and not worry about the past or what might happen in the future. Jennifer Engstrom I think most people get so caught up in the grind of life, like a robotic, that they don't take the time to enjoy "being." As professionals, we are taught our most valuable commodity is time. It is also most valuable to "US." Andy Stowers

"Some people look at things that are and ask why. I like to

think of things that never were and say why not!"
Robert F Kennedy

I believe that an open mind, curiosity and a drive to do something big always leads people to their best... when you think out of the box, you really tend to come up with outstanding solutions - that never were there in the first place. Nooruddin Muzzaffar

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"A wish changes nothing, a decision changes everything".

This speaks to be because often people are so caught up in "considering" things that they never get anything done. Life passes people by as they wish for things to happen to or for them. I know people who have been considering life altering (probably for the better) changes for years (even decades) but are so afraid of change, the unknown or hard work that they won't do anything to make it happen. How often have you heard "I wish I could *fill in the blank*? My response is "well, you are the only one who can decide to *fill in the blank* for you! For instance "I wish I knew how to swim." "Well, you are the only one who can take swimming lessons for yourself....no one can learn to swim for you!" You could put "knew how to dance" or "was my own boss" or "could travel" in the blank and the response is always the same...."You can do that but it may take some effort on your part." Lori B


"I forget what I was taught; I only remember what I've learnt."
Patrick White

I quite like this as I love to help others to learn, especially about them selves. Nigel Banister


"Life takes time."
French Proverb

It‘s a French proverb. I like it, because it is very true. The proverb helps with impatience, and basically helps you befriend yourself. Haven't you wanted things to be different, tried your earnest, and then one day, it all just falls into place. Life takes time. Patricia Bright


"Don't think Meat, throw the ball."
Crash Davis

Over thinking a problem will overpower your logic and knowledge. Richard Pagoria SPHR

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"If ya done it, it ain't braggin"
Will Rogers

I enjoy this quote because of two reasons, partially because of whom is came from (check out Will if you don't know him already), and partially because of the statement it makes. To me, understanding the timeframe in which Mr, Rogers was living when he made the statement represents a brash American stance. It shouted out to the world...in a much confident American Cowboy way, "why not be bold"? And even more "why not be proud of being bold"? For many today, I guess that the quote could translate into a personal mantra and encourage one to be proud of any individual accomplishments that they can achieve. Rob Lockard, SPHR


"Calm seas don't make good sailors"
African Proverb

We need to face trouble, always, if we want to evolve in life! Valeria Garcia

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to

live forever"

I love this quote because it reminds me to get out there and challenge myself knowing that even when I fail, I'm still learning! Katie Mulvey, MBA

"The art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the

right time, but also to leave unsaid, the wrong thing at the most tempting moment."
Dee Tenorio

This reminds me of Stephen Covey's focus on stimulus and response, and the need to have a pause button in between to allow for reflection and to protect us from ourselves. Patrick Murray
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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience

in which you really stop to look fear in the face . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt

It's a reminder to kick it up a notch and get out of the comfort zone!! Linda Ball

"Wisdom is knowing the right path to take.... Integrity...is

taking it."
MH McKee

This has always been a favourite because so many people know what "the right thing" to do is, but so many just don't have the courage or moral fibre to actually do it. Coming from a mixed background of HR & Sales, it has always been so important to not only know what the right thing to do is, but to actually do it and be able to impart this on others. Bill Hays


"Every man dies, but not every man truly lives"
Sir William Wallace

Reminds me every day to live, love and enjoy life to the fullest with no regrets. Kerry West I guess it means more as I get older, because I really want to make the most of the life I have been given. Becki Knight


"That which brings light must endure burning."
Viktor Frankl

For me this quote says a lot about what it takes to lead large scale change, especially when the long term benefits are occluded by the issues, objections and interests of the near term. Tom Glasscock, SPHR, GPHR
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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"The problem with the 'Rat Race' is that even if you win you're

still a rat."
Lilly Tomlin

A great quote to get a discussion started about achieving and maintaining a proper work/life balance with someone who is struggling with it. David Hocker


"It is never to late to be what you might have been."
George Eliot

I wish everyone success AND happiness and the courage to realize life they desire. Parley Acker


"Life is being written without an eraser."
John W. Gardner

This quote to me means that every action, every word and basically everything we say or do cannot be taken back once it's been done. Time moves on without us and we should accept the past and be aware of what we do in the present/future. Allyns (Urena) Melendez


"You will never learn something you already think you know."
Fernando Giannaccari Nunes

Meaning you should stay humble at all times if you want to improve at all. Fernando Giannaccari Nunes

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"A happy person is not necessarily someone with a specific set of

circumstances, but rather someone with a specific set of attitudes"
Hugh Downs

In other words, it is YOU - your take on the world and your interpretation of other people and events - that determine your happiness, not the actual events or people in them. Therese Persson

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief

duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

It reminds me everything big or small counts to someone. Catherine Evans, PHR

"It is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak

and remove all doubt."
Abraham Lincoln

This reminds me to think about what I am going to say and if it has true value or is just to fill up air space. Sandra Kjelmyr

"A man is not finished when he is defeated, he is finished

when he quits"
Richard Nixon

This is my favourite quote as it motivates me to never quit no matter how intricate is the situation. I consider it important to mention here that as per my interpretation in this quote man means both man and woman. Because it is equally applicable to both. Therefore, do not consider it as discriminative. Faisal Awan
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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"He who angers you controls you!"
Elizabeth Kenny

Reminds me to take back the power...It‘s all up to me! Robin Cooley


"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom."
Victor Frankl, author

This from a man who survived the concentration camps. More than anything it reminds me that my response to situations always determines my outcomes. Nancy Roberts


"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
John Wooden

I like this quote because it embodies the human spirit and gives meaning and purpose to every moment of every day. Alan Folk, PHR


"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things"
Niccollo Machiavelli

I am convinced that seeking for new and better ways of doing things is good but taking the initiative to embrace it may not come easy. Bob Obirieze , ACIPM My mantra for project and change management! Jim Cumiskey
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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"I would rather be prepared for opportunity and never receive it

than receive it and not be prepared for it."
Whittney Young, Jr

I forgot where I first heard or read this quote but it rings so true for me no matter where in life I find myself I am responsible for myself even if work politics or people assigned over me don't recognize me I still will strive to be the best I can be. David V.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other

John Lennon's song, Beautiful Boy

This saying is comforting to me when things don't go exactly as I thought they would. Sometimes we just don't have complete control of our situation, but if we learn to be flexible and accept this we are better able to deal with what comes our way. Lots of times the "ah-ha" moment comes after time where we realize there was a reason for things happening the way they did. Rosanne Kinder, SPHR What this says to me is that it's vital to appreciate what you're experiencing because no matter how seemingly negative it might be, it's life, which is always better than the alternative. Pete Machalek Enjoy what you are doing now instead of constantly waiting for that next event, experience or bump. Timm Johnson I remind myself of this everyday when "the plan" just doesn't seem to come together. Barbara Stevens I recite these when I'm faced with circumstances in my life I didn't expect.... which happens a lot to most of us!. Rosanne Kinder, SPHR It reminds me that nothing is written in stone and just because things happen that puts detours in the road to my destination It is still up to me whether or not I reach my goal. So, even though life happens, change is by choice. Laura Henderson

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"If you really want to do something, you will find a way; if you

do not, you will find an excuse."
Jim Rohn

Most of the time we look and find an excuse to stop doing something only because we do not want to do it. In simple words for me it is procrastination and the real translation means: loser. Martha Ayerdis,

"Remember, whenever you need a hand, you are blessed with

one at the end of each arm!"
My dad

I see it of much more value if you most of the time accomplish a less successful result by your own best possible efforts in stead of just having everything done the best way by others. Good mentors will, of course, always be of great help to reach your goals. Henry Langkilde Rasmussen

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and

expecting different results."
Albert Einstein

This keeps me focused on continually improving myself and the things I want to get done. Lora Hassani, SPHR

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27, 1880. Keller became a champion for the blind, published numerous books throughout her lifetime, and participated in speaking out against such things as child labor and capital punishment. During her years at school, encouraged by the Ladies' Home Journal magazine, she wrote her autobiography, entitled, The Story of My Life, in order to answer the endless curiosity of people across the globe. She was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college, and she did so Cum Laude. She campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes. Mark Twain befriended her and called her The Miracle Worker. Some of her famous Quotations:    Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"Don’t be loyal to your company; be loyal to your Job."

Because u never know when the loyalties of your company towards u might change, whereas loyalty towards your job will give u name fame and success and will take u places. Omprakash Tiwari


"A stitch in time saves nine."
English Proverb

I feel that it is really important to do things as an when needed, else the effort needed to do the task increases. Thus I feel that the required work should be done at the right time. Aloha Technology


"Not my wife, not my life"

Do not get involved in problems others need to own. Howard Spiegel


"How you make a bed that is how you will lie in it"
English Proverb

Meaning what you put into your life will determinate how comfortable you will be. Vlasta Eriksson


"Build a bridge and get over it"

If there are things that cannot be fixed let it go and move on. Vlasta Eriksson

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"It's not worth crying over spilled milk"

Don't dwell on the past. Vlasta Eriksson

"That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human

being. "

I just received this quote from a friend and at this point in my life it is very true. I am an HR Professional unemployed for the past two years. Even though I do not have masters or was unable to test for the SPHR I am still a very qualified HR professional who has been out there doing the job for over 10 years. Michelle Darrell

"Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that

things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. "
King Whitney Jr

In today's economy this gives just a little inspiration to try and make things better. I have had this posted on my wall for years regardless of the economy or circumstances at the time. It just gives me that little boost when confronted with change. Rebecca Jordan

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for

no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present."
Alice Morse Earle

I like this quote because we are often too worried about the future or feel too guilty about the past that we forget to live the present. I hope you all like it. Martha Tovar

"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been

hurt, dance like no-one is watching."
Satchel Paige

I like this because I think it says no matter what you are doing, do your best; open your heart because life is short; and no one can make you happy except yourself - If more people would live like this, we would see fewer people with an entitlement attitude and much more honesty in the world. Jane Berg, SPHR


"Every incident has a purpose in life"

It gives a confidence/positiveness that whatever happens in a life is for your own good only. Amit Jeswani


"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."
English Proverb

Just saw this one posted by someone else. While I attended a school for the performing arts I belonged to the school's elite jazz band and the teacher/director used this line all the time. She would absolutely work us ragged...as a result we consistently took gold in every competition. Although we won as a team, this principle underscored that we were individually worthy of the award. ...Best teacher I ever had!. Jason Cain

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Following a Bulls game where Michael Jordan scored 64 points, and was accused by reporters of being a ball hog.

Reporter; "Michael, don't you know there is no "I" in team? Michael Jordan; "But there is an "I" in WIN so stop wasting my time and ask me a real question."

Moral of the story, you need your team's help to win but never think that everybody in business is equal. A top performer should be utilized to their true potential. Patrick Murray


"There is no pure truth, just the perception of reality."

I've learned over the course of time that most people aren't concerned with facts that might lead to the truth, but prefer to engage in theories, speculations and other perceptions that help shape a reality that suits them. Given the bias of the human mind, it difficult to discover the pure truth about anything. Robert C. Johnston


"Control your own destiny or someone else will."
Jack Welch, former CEO of GEJ

We need to be the ones in charge of our own lives and not just let life happen to us..... Joann Brown, SPHR

"We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die

Edward Young

All my coaching or course work is built on the foundation of encouraging individuality. This quote encapsulates so much and hopefully inspires people to be unique and not just conform to average expectations. Grant Henderson

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"High performers carefully rethink their strategy at each


I like because it tells there is no full stop in success. Faisal Muhiuddin


"You have to take yourself wherever you go!"

In the early part of my career, when I was mistaking my own emotional "baggage" for job dissatisfaction and resigned, my then boss left me with those words, which have rung so true with me over the years, that I have often repeated them to others who I perceived were overlooking the same sort of personal issues that I had been overlooking way back when. Much later I learned that Confucius had penned a similar adage: "Wherever you go, THERE you are!" Two very wise sages with similar advice. Michelle Alton


"It is impossible to see past a choice one does not understand."

This reminds me that choices present themselves in life that requires us to act because the alternative to making a choice that has no clear outcome is simply unacceptable if you seek success: not making a choice at all. Leaf O'Neal

"What comes out of your mouth comes from the heart. If the

heart is clean, the mouth will be clean."
Matthew 12:34

Bad language and poor speech only show how uneducated you are or can be. Lucille Ferry

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my

Bruce Lee

"Embrace Change. True success can be defined by our ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Connie Sky It is my own quote."
Remind me that change is constant If we are a rigid tree branch and resist change, the wind will snap and break us. If we bend like a willow tree, and are flexible when the wind blows we flow with it and endure. Connie Sky


"We spend our entire lives sacrificing our health for our wealth

and then when we get to retirement we sacrifice all of our wealth to regain our health."
A.J. Reb Materi

Plain and simple...live each day with a purpose to see what tomorrow bring. Steve Chevarria

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Tell me, and I will forget.

Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand."
Confucius, 450 B.C.

Get involved, don't sit on the sidelines, build passion and experience as much as you can. Engage...bring power to the people...and the world will be a better place? Believe, do you believe? Joel Young


"If you can't be better, belittle."

There are those people that if they can't ever be better than someone, they will try to "belittle" them, to bring them down to their level. Ron Parisi


"Losers makes promises, winners make commitments."
Denis Waitley

Don't know who said this and for some reason this quote has helped me to complete 7 marathons. Mark Mcmahon

"If people believe things are real, they (the beliefs) are real in

their consequences."
W. I. Thomas

This is applicable to your boss, your client, your spouse, your child....it is the way we think; the manner in which we "buy in" and deal with reality - or perceived reality. This quote has served me well. Wayne Flansburg

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"Work!!!! it works..."

Can‘t think of anything better then that. But the whole idea is to hit a hammer on its head with out exerting your self... it WORKS for me... Arjun Revoor

"It's not the facts and events that upset man, but the view he

takes of them."
Epictetus more than 2000 years ago...

Always remember that it is the recipients‘ view of your actions/words that matters. Kim Stuhr Jakobsen

"Seek not to know all the answers, but to understand all the

Master Po from the hit 70's TV series "Kung Fu."

Rooted mostly in Buddhism, Confucianism and Eastern thought generally, there are actually some astounding quotes from that show that I am only beginning to understand now. To me, the quote above means that the answers to the most profound questions will always be limited and our knowledge imperfect, but our quest to understand them is never ending. Brian Brennan

"Life is not about weathering storms, it's about learning how to

dance in the rain."

Someone sent me this quote right after I lost my job. It has been the focus of my job search. I have been given an opportunity to find a new direction in my life and in the process; I have met some wonderful dance partners. Carole Tinker

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is

no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote offers inspiration, courage and confidence when presenting new ideas and practices. Bess Hepworth

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might

win, by fearing to attempt..."
William Shakespeare

Believe: The strongest minds are susceptible to doubts when offered negative opinions about their objectives learning to consume our doubts before they consume us is essential to success. Deepak Dewan


"Expect the Unexpected"
Oscar Wilde

Why? Because, you cannot predict the future and what you expect is not come to you fully. So, expect something unexpected, which make you confident enough to fight the future consequences... Hence, I love this quote and I applied it in my life. Sunil Jagtap

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you

Lewis Carroll

Whatever we do we should bear in mind why we are doing it for, otherwise we are going to nowhere. Olesya Rozhnova

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are

brilliant beyond measure"
Marianne Wilkinson

Always makes me remember how powerful one's mind is and how we should not let fear prohibit us from being great! Thokozile Mohlomi


"Change is good, you go first and let me know how it works out."

Human nature is always resistant of change, even it is for the better. We cannot be afraid of change even when every fibber of our being says the opposite. Imagine where we would be as societies if we hadn‘t dare change. Michael Audelo

"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true

friends leave footprints in your heart."
Eleanor Roosevelt

I would say "...but only a few leave footprints", they do not have to be friends I guess. These are what I call the "Authentic", as opposed to the "Fillers" who are there just filling the space and time, and who, as time goes on; totally disappear as if they never existed. Mohamed Belarj


"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it"

Being a Payroll professional and always under deadlines, you often have to be partly insane to be able to survive. Del Mayo

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they

offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one last thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
Viktor Frankl

My wife asked me to put in on the wall so that she could see it every day as she fought, and lost, her battle with cancer, I use it to illustrate internal locus of control, which I describe as being the captain of your own ship, rather than the ship bobbing around in the sea. Ralph Brown

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through

experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."
Helen Keller

To me 1. If it's going easy for you, you may not be doing it right 2. It takes efforts to remove the delusions and norms of the mind and world 3. Success can never be achieved without difficulties Himanshu Sharma

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"No matter how well you know someone -You can only ever

guess; How can you ever really know somebody else? It takes more than a lifetime - Just to get to know yourself.."
Van Morrison

For me at this time picked up "One Blue Note" CD and this lyric struck me - because of its' truth. Everyone and everything changes - you never know. Simple but profound to me. This was spur of the moment comment - if took some time might of put something else but this will suffice. John Almeida


"Using no way as a way, using no limitations as a limitation."
Sifu Bruce Lee

Governing yourself, forever adapting and evolving. Jonathan Buffa

"He, general or mere captain, who employs every one in the

storming of a position, can be sure of seeing it retaken by an organized counterattack of four men and a corporal."
Ardant Du Picq

In my current line of work leadership and courage is key, the above quote reminds me that rank or position has nothing to do with accomplishment. That a leader is not the one with the highest rank or position, but he or she the one that is able to develop a plan, motivate and guide his or her people is able to accomplish any task with minimum effort or cost. Ricardo Riostirado

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Nothing but targets, nine are real fighters...we are lucky to

have them...they make the battle. Ah, but the One, one of them is a Warrior...and He will bring the others back."
Heraclitus (circa 500 BC)

For me the quote means that in every job or group some people are there with no purpose, goal or future, most others are there just for a pay check, a few really care and like their job and are proud of the product/services they provide, and even fewer are there because their goals and convictions are at par with the organization. Ricardo Riostirado

"All power is within you! you can do anything and everything,

believe in that."
Swami Vivekananda

This is one of the quotes that have been the cause for success many a times in my life. AKILA .S. RAMANI

"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what

Zig Zigler

I feel this keep us a human... Supriya Mhamunkar

"Aim your arrow at the Sun, it may not reach the Sun, but will

surely reach the horizon."
Judy Hawkes

So THINK BIG (Best-Innovative-Good). Puja Puri

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Mistakes increases your experience and experience decreases

your mistakes."

You learn from your mistakes; then others will learn from your success. Sandeep S

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we

used when we created them."
Albert Einstein

So many times in the public sector we ask the people who created the problem or have limited experience to solve problems they created. Anne Figueroa, PHR

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the

Randy Pausch

Speaks to me about taking control of your success and life no matter what your past is; you can change your future. Lindsy Price

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

Eleanor Rooseelt was born on October 11, 1884, in New York City, New York. During World War I, she became active in public service, working for the American Red Cross. Eleanor gave press conferences, spoke out for human rights, women's issues, children's causes, the country's poor and stood against racial discrimination. She also had her own newspaper column entitled My Day. Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist. She was one of the co-founders of Freedom House and supported the formation of the United Nations. She founded the UN Association of the United States in 1943 to advance support for the formation of the UN. During her time at the United Nations she also chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements. Active in politics, Roosevelt chaired the John F. Kennedy administration's ground-breaking committee which helped start second-wave feminism, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. She was one of the most admired people of the 20th century, according to Gallup's List of Widely Admired People. Some of her famous Quotations:       A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't. If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault. It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself. People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep

over you and if you are alive they crave for your company."
Hazrat Ali

In this quote I found the systematic approach towards life. Saira Zaidi


"What would attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"

We do not attempt to do things because of our fear of failure. Failure and looking bad to the people we are measuring ourselves against; paralyses us from taking action. A lot of us get our identity from someone outside ourselves. We yearn for their approval of us. This determines are thoughts, feelings and actions. Who's your audience? Clay Parcells, ACC


"A part of us remains wherever we have been."
Chinese Proverb

This means to me that whatever we do, we leave a bit of us behind. Be it good or bad, we make our mark on those around us. Becky McAnelly

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things

that matter.”
Martin Luther King

A lesser known quote but I believe his most profound. I used this first at a forum on funding education..... So true today that could be applied to many current topics. Dave Peckham

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"The road to excellence is always under construction."
Ramzi Karim

Because you can be very good but it does not mean you achieved excellence! Ramzi Karim


"You should kiss many frogs before you find your prince."

I like it because it makes clear that you must go on until you reach your goal, not to be afraid to experiment, and you can actually make it a very nice experience. Marie-Christine Allaer


"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."
Marie Curie

I have always loved quotes and a few years ago started collecting them. I put them on our website and often go to the site to select a quote at random and see how it speaks to me at that moment in time. This discussion thread has given me lots of new quotes to add to my collection - thank you everyone. Clive Lewis


"When adults wage war, children perish"
Elie Wiesel

I like this quote because sometimes we need to take a step back from the approach we are taking, to identify whether we are making a positive difference. Allan D


"Its important to get the message from the mess."
Al Sheronton speech at Michael Jackson's funeral service

It tells us that it is important to be calm in chaos, get what anyone wants to really say when they are angry or just shouting. Ephraim Moses
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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Patience is not passive, on the contrary it is active; it is

concentrated strength."

It means that life isn't all about doing something fast, loud and this second. Take a moment, think about it and then do. Randi Rourke

"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly,

I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it."
Theodore Roosevelt

Sometimes a person's first inclination may be to question the feasibility of a request. Instead of expressing any hesitancy, take the above advice. It will always work in your favour. Sandra Philbrook

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me

an invincible summer."
Albert Camus

It inspires when I think there is no end in sight! Charles Corbit

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every

time we fail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson.

It basically tells me not to be so afraid of failure, people seem to be too afraid of failure and don't realize how great of a lesson failure can be. I see this happen a lot in college, people are so afraid of failing their class that they lose focus of succeeding. There‘s also an African proverb similar to this philosophy that goes "Fall seven times, get up eight." Greg Ezzo
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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"The best relationships are built on creative tension."
"Tuesday with Morrie"

Too much tension and things fall over and self destruct. Not enough tension and nothing happens. And creativity is a key part of it all. Allan D

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and

the intelligent are full of doubt. "
Bertrand Russell

We must not be sure about things in life; there is always a bit of doubt whatever you do, because there are at least two ways of doing something :) Thank you for the topic and greetings to all colleagues around the world! Enjoy life! Radina Nedyalkova


"Be true to yourself and you'll be magic!"
Richard Bach

It reminds me that you have to follow your talents from the inside out. Your true spirit is leading and therefore you should be open to change. Keep learning until your fingers have the same length. Accept who you really are and live that life because it is a beautiful and magical life! Bas Huijnen


"Find your destiny and live to reach there."

When you expect least in life, you are left with nothing so expect high at least will have something. Most people know the possibility in impossible only when it is done, only few know before time. Arti Dhar Koul

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"Either lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way!"
General George Patton Jr

I have found this quote to have great significance throughout my career. If you get in the way, the whole team suffers. This is similar to: If you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Wade Phillips Most of us keep on criticizing others for their inabilities and try to bring some hurdles in others initiatives. Hence this quote is best suited for such people. What it simply means is Do not criticize or put hurdles in the process, Either direct people with your vision and action plans, Else follow what‘s being done. If you can't do the above 2, then simply get out and do not stop others from carrying out the process. Saad Moin


"The mind is like a parachute, it's only good if you open it"
Frank Zappa

In life one can experience many things, but not really know the true significance of what they have experienced unless they have an open mind. Michael Armstrong

"Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in

four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable."
Walt Disney

When times are uncertain, it is good to reflect on the good things. "Confidence, courage, curiosity above all constancy" is what helps to keep things in perspective. Margie Sanido

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What is your favorite quote? And why?


"It's not where you start but where you finish"
Scott Novak

Today everything must be instant and microwave style. We want it now. Well to me in most cases you need to build and develop whatever you want to achieve. Follow the road in the right direction and learn as you go along. Peter Jansen

"You always have fear when you are attached to your reputation,

good I lost that.."

I do my job because I like it and the day I find reason, I will not like it. When you are about to finish the race, you always lack time. Arti Dhar Koul


"Character, not brain will count at crucial moment."
Albert Einstein

I think being in HR it makes a lot difference. We have sharp brains around us; know situation is pivoting on Character. Narendra Singh Rawat


"I came, I saw, I conquered."
Julius Caesar

The gift of coming into this world, experiencing everything and anything around us and a sense of accomplishment. Agape Eleftheriadis


"Get good or get gone! "
Stephen Howell

Setting the expectation high is the key to getting the "A" game going. A lot of people live on coast gear and that just won't cut it!!!!! Stephen Howell

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"Nkosi yinkosi ngabantu." A leader is only a leader by virtue of

his/ her people.
Zulu proverb, from South Africa

It is the presence, contribution, intellect, experience and wisdom of a team that creates the leader. Leaders work with their people to become GREAT leaders. Brian Moore

"Mangwa yi pfumale timhondzo hiku rhumisa”

Translation: “The zebra has no horns because he sent others instead of going himself."
Tsonga proverb - from South Africa

Ancient African stories are told of animals collecting parts of their bodies, on certain days, during the process of creation. It is believed that on the day that horns were handed out the lazy Zebra spent the whole day lying in the sun and begging other animals to bring back a set of horns. When they day came to a close the Zebra had no horns. And remains horn-less till today. The meaning: Do not be too lazy and send others to do your errands, as you may end up with something you don‘t like or nothing at all! Brian Moore

"Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery; Today is a gift.

That is why it is called "The Present."
Alice Morse Earle

I like this quote because it reminds me not wallow in the past or worry about the future, because everyday brings new possibilities to change both. Frank Topor

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"There is nothing good or bad, but our thinking makes it like

William Shakespeare

When ever I see this quotation I just remember the Newton's theory of relativity. The point of reference changes, the things changes from good to bad or form bad to good. Actually things happen. And there is nothing good or bad, but our reference point makes us think like that. Chandrasekhar Mantha

"A leader is like the good shepherd who follows his flock and

through gentle persuasion draws them to the fold."
Nelson Mandela

If I look at the elements of the quote, some key things stand out. - Good - a leader is altruistic and not selfish - a rare talent that inspires. - A leader is like the shepherd - someone who enables and inspires as opposed to someone who is autocratic, or authoritarian. - In following he shows trust and allows his flock to lead. - In following he can see into the distance (the future), and at the same time keep a close eye on the day to day realities facing his flock. - The art of gentle persuasion is like his staff, which he gently uses to nudge those of his flock who might be straying. As opposed to using a mechanism to punish. - In drawing them to the fold he focuses them on a common direction. Allan D

"Write it in your heart that everyday is the best that in your

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote always keeps me going when the times at works gets tough and you see no way out of the situation! When you get caught up in the routine you lose track of the bigger picture and this quote in and helps me to stay positive! Violetta Abdurakhmanova

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't

handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
Marilyn Monroe

Employees, family and relationships are quite often like that. So bear with them and they will make your success and your joy. I am always uncertain if quotes have not been already submitted. Although some are submitted again and again, and it is good that way. Anybody knows if there is a search function on the discussion? Mohamed Belarj


"Nothing changes, if nothing changes."

This is one of my favourite quotes because it makes you think. If you want to change something, then something has to change. People tend to try to change "something" without really changing anything, all too often the case in ones efforts to try to change the culture or environment in which they work. Lucy Bonner

“Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will

destroy even the best strategy.”

Because talk without matched action is the mark of bad execution. Strategy is talk. Ensure action is performed. Gorm Braarvig


"A man's character is his fate."

It speaks to we are the total of our actions - we are who we are and where we because of what we do every day. Therefore, we can effect change for our tomorrow. Bill Berens

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"Everything you want is just outside of your comfort zone!"
Robert Allen

People don‘t like to change. Like Aubrey Dan said at a UWO BMOS networking event, "change isn't necessary a good thing, but nothing is going to happen without any change." Sometimes, all you need to do is just to push yourself a bit further/harder. This quote keeps me out from my comfort zone :) Fidelia Hsiao


"Success can't be that far when you learn my success secrets."

I like this quote because each person has different experience because of his mind and decision POWER & I have some secrets about my success. Qamar Sir Nawaz

"You can easily judge the character of a person by how they

treat those who can do nothing for them."
James D Miles

Character matters, it's important that people treat co-workers and strangers with kindness and respect. If he/she yells at, administrative assistants, housekeepers, taxi drivers or waiters, it's an immediate sign of what kind of person they truly are. People can put on whatever phony act they wish to impress, but there's a lot to be learned by how they treat people in the world around them. Charles Bramlet


"Nothing happens until something moves."
Albert Einstein

This is how I have tended to live my life. I don't believe in fate or destiny. If you want something or to change something, you have to take action. Stephen VamVaketis

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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-440.

I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference."
Robert Frost

To me it means doing what I think is right and setting my own path instead of following the popular choice or the easy path of life. Christine Cunneen


"Pick your battles!"

It tells me that: - you can't win always and all the time, so choose your priorities - it also allows me to pay less attention to things that won't make me a better person, to concentrate on those that really make me happier. Vivian Maerker Faria


"If God brings you to it, he brings you through it "

To me it means that the Almighty is always there besides us to give us courage and strength to fights all the odds in life. Dipti Jethwani Top Linked


"Follow your dreams, transform your life!"
Paulo Coelho

For me it simply gives strength to move towards my dreams :) And never give up! Taras Rybak

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"The beauty of genius is the force of will that pushes you

through the failures."
Dr. Michio Kaku

This is the quote that reminds me even Albert Einstein had failures. These failures were considered the path to success. Donna Tanner

"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control

your attitude toward what happens, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you."
Malcolm X 1963

This is my favourite quote on so many levels, I hope you all can enjoy and master the change in your lives. Kevin Nicol MIRP CertRP


"What one man can do, another man can do."

This quote is great! No extraordinary skills are needed to reach a goal, but a mind set. Don't let the mind fuck you. TO ALL: Thank you for this very inspiring site. After a long day, I read and enjoy with a smile on my face. I love it how we connect from all over the world on the thing that we accept that others can inspire you, be it wise words from dead people repeated by people very much alive. Marie-Christine Allaer

"Success does not bring happiness. But, it allows you to cry in

Rome, Paris, Milan, Monaco..."

I think this is so true for me and I used it as a motto to write a book about Human Development and Personal Marketing. To have a purpose is the key to be prepared for the success. Silvio Celestino

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"In matter of principle, stand like a rock."
Thomas Jefferson

This advice matters to me because I believe having ethical bedrock guides my actions and intentions. Debra Mitchell


"Unsolicited feedback is unwelcome."
Meredith Gardner

My experience of this quote: If you tell someone something, and it's a surprise, or you didn't ask for the person's permission to give feedback, or even if the feedback on the surface has no relevance, then the words could roll off the back of the recipient with no meaning attached. Or, it could go the other way where the unsolicited feedback really touched home, and the person gets angry, denies applicability and gets really defensive. Those are clues that the feedback touched the heart of the matter. Meredith Gardner, Ph.D.

“It is only when you really come to grips with the fact that life is extremely short and no one makes it out alive…will you start

living your life with a balance of purpose and reckless abandonment.”

Why? Life is very short, so don't put off living your dreams. Get out of your comfort zone now and don't forget to help others live their dreams as you go. Stephen Childs

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Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904, at Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. He was an American writer and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books. He published over 60 children's books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. The influence of Dr. Seuss can be seen throughout his work. Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish are some of his bestsellellers. Numerous adaptations of his work have been created, including eleven television specials, three feature films, and a Broadway musical. During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the U.S Army, where he wrote Design for Death, a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. His books had been translated into more than 15 languages. Over 200 million copies had found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Besides the books, his works have provided the source for eleven children's television specials, a Broadway musical and a feature-length motion picture. Other major motion pictures are on the way. His honours included two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize. Some of his famous Quotations:       A person's a person, no matter how small. Adults are obsolete children. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. The essence of all practice is to be cool. From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

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“The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open.”
Frank Zappa

I love this quote because it applies to every area of lives. We can never stop learning and growing or we become stagnant. Becky Heiner

"Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal

and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit"...
Paul "Bear" Bryant

I live by this quote! How many people were NOT successful because they quit or hit a goal and were happy with the mediocrity of their first (easy) goal? Alex Putman


"Learn to work harder on yourself than your job."

Why? Work specific skills are fleeting, and soon you'll be in another job where you learn a bunch of new stuff that may only apply to that role. On the other hand, working on your character through introspection an honest reflection has benefits that last beyond this life. Steven Leeper

"Curiosity is not a sin, Harry. But one must exercise caution,

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It has always been a quote I remember when it comes to looking into the world from a cultured view. Binish Evans

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"Don't lead a second hand life. Dance to the music within. Most

people die with music still left in them, don't be one of them."
Combined from different sources

Ayn Rand had named her novel Fountainhead initially as a "A second hand life" and that inspired me to write the above couple of sentences/ quotes as a group. Everything that Ayn Rand says in Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged resonates with my heart. I believe anyone who reads Ayn Rand will become an incorrigible Objectivist and a believer in professional perfection. Reading her novels was like spiritual enlightenment to me. I think I have become mad for good, and I welcome everyone to read her novels to understand what I mean. Ambarish Srivastava


"Intention-Attention-No Tension."
Janet Attwood

The idea is that if we start paying attention to our intentions, we need not harbor any tension (The tensions begin to dissipate once we get in to flow. We start doing the work instead of again and again simply looking at the work and procrastinating). Ambarish Srivastava

"I am not asking you to feel happy about the present moment; I

am just asking you to accept the isness' of the present moment."
Eckhart Tolle-The Power of Now

Unlike most self help authors, who ask us to be always happy about the moment (Which sounds artificial to me at times), I prefer Eckhart's approach, which is more about always feeling tranquil rather than happy, i.e. accepting the isness of NOW. The moment just 'is'. The feeling just 'is'... Happiness just is... Sadness just is... Sounds pretty much the essence of Theravada Buddhism. To understand what I mean, try reading "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. I really felt very peaceful while reading it. I had long periods of tranquillity after reading and meditating on it. I think I need to read it again and again and practice it. Ambarish Srivastava

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"Some people let things happen. Other people make things happen.

Too many ask 'what happened'?"

This gives rise to some fundamental questions, such as Which group do you fall into? To which group do you want to belong? What are you going to do about it? Patrick Murray

"Learn something new everyday. Learning = Living. Once you

stop learning is when you start dying"
My Grandmother, Olive Gregory (she knew something about living...she was almost 96 years old when she "graduated")

It allows you to grow even in areas you might label yourself as an expert. It has been one of the most powerful lessons in my life. Sabrina Gibson [LION]


"He who masters oneself is the mightiest warrior."

A great reminder of the fact that how much you achieve is governed not by outside powers (as most people mistakenly believe), but by what happens inside as it relates to our ongoing thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Derrick Sweet

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in

your life"

I believe in this quote because as a career counsellor you want your clients to find that jobs that they are passionate about and make it an enjoyable experience. Mariela Torres

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"Wait till I grow up, Mommy, I am going to give you everything"
Escobar Drugs. Guns. Money. Power, author David Fisher & Robert Escobar Page 269

Should we give up? Of course! There are so many areas not related with principles, values, believes that make sense to give up... as somebody said here (I think) why do we try to see the sun set and we persist to walk and look to the east? MARCO Cardoso

"la logique sotte est le demon des esprits faibles" roughly

meaning that stupid logic is the demon of weak minds"
French quote

I have seen projects (and people) run into the ground through people using a simplistic logic without thinking around the corner a little.... I also use it for myself when I go on a new project and think " this will be easy, it's just like project so-and-so" - stops one making stupid mistakes thru following SOP ... no two projects the same, because the people are always different. Adam Jacobi


"If you wait until you see a Robin, it's already Spring."
Warren Buffett

Which says to me; do something first, don't just jump on the bandwagon when it comes by! That‘s a pretty good quote too I think! TC (Craig Timothy) Clark


"No news is good news."

I love this proverb since I did my graduation. Because, I have many Emails for request of Job Opportunity, but still no call for Interview. Since, No reply from any side - I can fairly anticipate that NO NEWS is GOOD NEWS. That might some one will consider me sometime. Babar Muhammad

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"We make the sail, god makes the wind"

For me it means that I am responsible for my "sail" and I can give my 100% to make it a good one but I have to remember that there is a great part of life events that are not under my control and I have to accept it the way they are. Lourdes Adriana Diaz-Berrio


"Winning is not everything, but it is the only thing for me."

This quotes helps me defy the odds I face in day today activities and come out as a winner. Sarandeep Kohli

"I never knew what I wanted to be, but I did know who I wanted

to become."
diane von furstenberg

I think this quote sums up my life right now. As a soon to be college graduate, I find myself thinking about what I want to become in the future and not searching for the job I want to do right now. Mary Keller


"I will live for a cause rather than because"
Sabapathy T

This gives me focus to do something for the society. Sabapathy T

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"To thine own self be true

and as nite follows day to no man shall you be untrue."
Shakespeare Othelo

To me it tells me, remains me, to be true to myself, my aspirations my dreams, my values my principles, my Lord, to be whom I am down deep there in my core, to be totally the man I dream t I could be , and if I am able to achieve that, then to nobody in any way form or shape will I be untrue. Michael Amado


"Failure is not an option."
Apollo 13, The Movie

Because it is not so many people let so many other things get in the way of their life or their goals and that becomes a failure. I say failure is not an option. There are setbacks of course but that teaches us to learn a better way and a stronger way makes me a better person learning form everyone around me and growing personally and professionally. Robyn Coffey It has particular meaning to me because it captured my thoughts during a career change when I was unsure I had made the right move. I can still recall that moment (over 15 years ago now) and how I knew I would give it my all to be successful in my newly chosen field! Cynthia Russo

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from

achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was an incredible man who hit the nail on the head with this quote. Why should we live our lives looking at the glass half full when we can inspire others with our optimistic attitude? Phyllis Steele

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"Best things in life are truly free"

Combine this with Alvin Toffler‘s Future Shock ... our environments have been changing faster than our rate of evolution. Think about the needs of our ancestors even 200 years back. We all need good food; We can enjoy a sunrise, a pleasant winter/summer breeze, love of our spouse and children... A little Chit Chat at the office... A morning in the local park... A chess game...Learning new software that interests us... watching a movie on the computer... Reading a novel... sharing and caring for people emotionally ...listening to good music... Meditating... Listening to an audio book...blogging... all these things while may not necessarily be free, but they definitely don't cost much. Let us not forget to enjoy our life under the "Work Pressures" of the modern corporate life, for at our heart, and biologically we are still the same kind of people as our ancestors 200 years back, or for that matter, another ancestor during the Harappa age. (Ever wondered about a lovelorn Harappa! ;-)) Ambarish Srivastava

"You can't be in so much hurry to reach a place that you forget

to take the Gas"
Zig Ziglar

Let the purpose not be lost. What's the fun if you become a big shot of a big shot company and at the end of life realize that during the process of climbing the success ladder your life ran through your fingers? You kept on "Succeeding" without ever asking yourself... Is this really all that my heart longs for... While I do not recommend an irresponsible professional life or for that matter a professional life devoid of ambitions- All I say is that everything must be kept in its proper perspective. Ambarish Srivastava

"Be So good at your work that you become irreplaceable at your

Robin Sharma

A good work is a gift that you give to yourself (It is not a gift that you give to your company). By doing good work you develop a good habit, you invest in yourself and you become more valuable, Company just happens to be a secondary beneficiary of your good work. (I find this idea particularly motivating against the attitudes that many employees have ... they ask themselves the question...‖Why should I work hard if at the end of the day I would only get paid so much?" The Answer.. "If you work hard you won't remain the same person. One day either your own company or perhaps another company's head hunters are going to offer you more. ... You will actually become more valuable. Good work can't remain hidden for long, just like a good attitude. Ambarish Srivastava

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"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may

deride it, but in the end; there it is."
Winston Churchill

Why? I find that this is so true - many people, both in the workplace and in their private lives, attempt to sweep wrongdoing under the carpet but eventually... the carpet gets moved... Andrea Facchini


"Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy ideal."
Earl Nightingale

While there is much to be gained from the satisfaction of achieving a big goal, the achievement itself is a badge of honour which lasts a moment, and will pass. I find even greater value in the small steps we take each day that help us grow, learn and stay motivated and inspired. Lasting success is more about the journey, than the destination. Di Worrall

"Something great is going to happen today, I can't wait to see

what it is!"
Brook Noel

I love this quote because it truly embodies the optimism that we all should have, when we wake up each morning. Live life with enthusiasm! Andy Stowers


"Charge'em both ways boys."
Nathan Bedford Forrest

Say what you will, but Forrest never lost a battle, and R.E. Lee said he was the best general in the south in the civil war. Forrest never let anyone intimidate him nor did he back done from a fight. But he also knew when to concede. He is a very complicated individual. I'm sure this will get a response of sorts. Scott Jones

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"No excuses, Play like a Champion."
Vince Vaughns character, Jeremy Grey in Wedding Crashers.

This is hanging over my desk and it reminds me every day to do everything I can plus more to exceed my goals. Jose Rios Jr

"You can design, create, build, the most wonderful places in the

world, but it needs people to make it work !"

I think all big organisation need to realise that people are asset's not liabilities hence it is important we value relationships with our peers & subordinates. A very inspiring quote which I happened to come across long time back. SHAN KAUL

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because

they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."

Don't worry if your road is all uphill, the view from the top could be breathtaking!! (The moment you think of giving up, think of a reason why you held so long.. Do or die is an old saying... do it before you die is the new one). Nikita Sara

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…

it is about learning to dance in the rain."
Vivian Greene

We need to believe every day presents challenges (good and bad) and how we choose to handle them determines how happy we will be... Dawn Budris
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"The most important things in life aren't things."

I don't know who said it first, but I like it because it makes people stop and think about their priorities. Tom Glasscock, SPHR, GPHR

"The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kinds but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but

not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have hummer, but without folly.."

We must learn to help those who need it. Life responds to deserve, not need. My mentor said, "Let's go do it", not "You go do it". How powerful when someone says, "Let's". Nancy Valentino

"With money in your pocket, you are wise, and you are

handsome, and you sing well too."
Old Yiddish Proverb

True in the modern context where money is the one common denominator that cuts across everything and is many times considered the only measure of success, talent, culture, strength etc. Shiv Muttoo

"Laugh so hard that even sorrow smiles at you!

Live life so well that even death loves to see you live! Fight so hard that even fate accepts its defeat!"

It was the biggest strength when I fractured my foot 7 months back and there was no one to pamper me. Lipika Patnayak
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"Success is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration"
Thomas Alva Edison

Meaning that nothing comes easy, and there is value in working hard to achieve our goals in life. Patrick Murray

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Martin Luther King, Jr., born on January 15, 1929 was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, and member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation. King travelled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he also; directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, "l Have a Dream", and he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was awarded five honorary degrees, was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963 and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure and posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986. Some of his famous Quotations:  All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.

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For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are? Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

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Ability 4,5,67,122,165,167,175,197,198, 226,234 Action 16, 23, 37, 68,73, 98, 103, 104, 108,109, 112, 151, 159, 172,181, 187, 189, 199,203, 218, 219, 220, 212,215, 221, 238, 242, 253, 258, 267, 269, 281, 322, 325, 347,373, 377,411, 418, 424, 434, 440, 456, 458 Adaptation 20 Against-all-odds 45, 62, 66, 69, 192, 207, 216, 231, 280, 327, 388 Appreciation 120 Attitude 57, 169, 176, 177, 179, 239, 244, 250, 257, 262, 266, 271, 272, 274, 277, 286, 298, 302, 306, 311, 312, 317, 326, 330, 348, 353, 362, 385, 392, 395, 397, 400, 407, 419, 420, 445, 446, 451, 471, 472 Belief 12, 158 Business 249 Challenge 44, 49, 107, 261 Change 90, 91, 99, 100, 110, 121, 130, 171, 184, 193, 199, 213, 236, 254, 256, 259, 263, 282, 290, 293, 306, 310, 322, 333, 345, 350, 358, 370, 386, 392, 403, 425, 433, 436, 439 Character 7, 11, 19,31, 35, 40, 46, 71, 83, 111, 126, 128, 139, 155, 156, 161, 166, 211,174, 188, 208, 222,245, 255, 278, 305, 313, 316, 331,341, 357, 374, 387, 389, 401, 423, 435, 438, 448 Choice 160, 207, 268,276, 285, 308, 342, 343, 369, 441

Commitment 95 Communication 34, 91, 329, 340, 371 Creativity 204 Culture 14, 118 Dedication 11, 46 Education 64 Empathy 3, 6, 8, 131, 173 Encouragement 134, 135 Expectation 303 Experience 44, 138, 147, 154, 159, 183, 295, 389, 398, 455 Faith 211 Feedback 9,12, 449 Focus 21, 28, 42, 45, 68, 88, 144, 164, 474, 480 Goal-Setting 15, 309, 335, 384, 417, 421, 443, 447,452, 461, 469, 472 Happiness 72 Hope 92 Humanity 6, 7, 38, 87, 102, 178, 246, 273, 275, 289, 345, 388 Humility 3, 296

Humor 12, 14, 16, 26, 33, 34, 45, 47, 60, 61, 78, 89, 96, 95, 105, 108, 127, 131, 132, 146, 149, 162, 206, 212, 234, 241, 247, 249, 253, 264, 266, 271,294, 303, 334,350, 374, 386, 391, 406, 422, 449, 486,479 Impact 54 Individuality 56, 124, 141, 168, 205, 226,228, 233, 235, 243, 248, 250, 268, 278, 285, 288, 294, 314, 315, 338, 349, 362, 363, 365, 366, 395, 416, 437, 460, 468, 470 Inspiration 1, 5, 13, 265, 346, 390, 453, 455, 487 Joy 150, 153, 186,209,273,360,380, 482, 483 Leadership 6, 8, 12, 39, 140, 191, 238, 274, 287, 307, 345, 393, 426, 430, 485 Learning 75, 129, 132, 186, 195, 197, 247, 292, 293, 323, 328, 337, 373, 380, 398, 409, 413, 459, 462 Life 13, 25, 58, 60, 80, 96, 101,113, 115, 123, 128,136,142, 150, 154, 166, 172, 175, 180, 183,206, 209, 227, 229, 236, 257, 259,262, 277, 297, 298, 299, 305, 318, 324, 328, 332, 336, 347, 353, 360, 361, 372, 379,387, 401, 403, 407, 408, 414, 415, 428, 429,431, 450, 462, 473, 478,482, 483, 484, 487 Loyalty 351 Logic 105 Motivation 27, 77, 260 Openness 9

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Opportunity 28, 73, 112, 346, 464 Optimism 18, 93, 157, 170, 194, 200, 264, 276, 284, 396, 478 Passion 185, 296 Patience 70, 125 Performance 62 Perseverance 84, 94, 148, 196, 198, 217, 224, 230, 232, 237, 251, 252, 291, 367, 405, 406, 420, 444, 452, 453 Personality 17 Perspective 17, 87,102,113,129,162,170,275,283,31 4,315,339,415,450,467 52, 63, 69, 74, 78, 79, 90, 106, 120, 136, 163, 182, 187, 201, 240, 287, 321, 364, 376, 378, 382, 412, 429, 463, 465 Plan 53 Politics 117, 118, 133 Power 342 Present 180, 336, 428, 270, 320, 359, 431, 457 Prioritization 10, 59, 85, 88, 441 Progress 75, 76, 193, 286, 292, 354, 355, 356 Purpose 372 Quality 101, 149, 152, 332 Realization 36 Reflection 2, 19, 22, 24, 25,29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 41, 43, 48, 51, 53, 58, 65, 81, 83, 91, 116, 137, 173, 210, 214, 215, 221, 223, 225, 228, 258, 279, 297, 299, 319, 366, 367, 379, 383, 385, 390, 399, 402, 410, 432, 440, 454, 457, 476 Respect 304 Responsibility 301, 354, 355, 356, 368, 365, 375, 400, 404, 411, 427, 436 Risk 4, 26, 27, 229, 300, 381, 402, Self confidence 86 Simplicity 143 Success 50, 66, 67, 85, 86, 114, 119, 145, 202, 204, 260, 263, 283, 326, 348, 375, 447, 467, 475, 479, 480, 488 30, 55, 61, 97, 127, 130, 137, 148, 167, 182, 210, 232, 233,239, 240, 272, 290, 302, 311, 312, 330, 333, 334, 338, 341, 349, 363, 377, 381, 382, 393, 397, 399, 413, 416, 417, 424, 425, 427, 434, 437, 456, 461, 471, 474, 477, 486 Survival 20 Team Work 55, 63, 97, 190, 203, 265, 394, 426, 430, 481 Time management 2, 155, 324, 352 Trust 12, 442, 466 Value 477, 485 Wisdom 235, 331 Work 422 Workplace 242, 351

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Blessed with insomnia and a brain that is at its best when the spine is restfully reclined, Arun packs his nonworking hours with voracious reading, story-telling, blogging, couch-potato-ing; and following diligently the noninterference-in-household-chores doctrine that's so essential for a happy married life. He lives in Mumbai, with a lovely wife who lets him be, and a terrific daughter who he is terrified is taking after him. Have a conversation with Arun at: ivak99[at]gmail.com Click here to see his LinkedIn profile.

Arun Vemuri

The most beautiful thing on Earth is Human...but the irony is...the most ugly thing on Earth is Human...
-Vidushi Gupta Vidushi Gupta is an HR Professional in Manufacturing Industry for more that 2 years now. Owing to the nature of her work, she is interested in Networking.Apart from this, she is a passionate lover of Quotations, and has keen interest in Reading Biographies, Travelling and Sports. She is crazy about Punjabi Music and loves dancing to its beats. ―Working on this book with Arun was truly amazing and beautiful experience of knowing and connecting with people‘s lives.‖ Vidushi can be reached at vidushi.1nov[at]gmail.com. Click here to see her LinkedIn profile.

Vidushi Gupta

"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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.―
-Mark Twain A graphics and content specialist by profession, Vishal has diverse experience in print, multimedia and e-learning. He is inspired and continually amazed by the lives of people who didn‘t tread the beaten path and yet made a mark; people like Henry Ford, John Lennon, Dhirubhai Ambani and Walt Disney. He feels that A good quotation is like Red Bull for the mind. Vishal can be reached at vishaldas[at]inbox.com Click here to see his LinkedIn profile.

Vishal V Das

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Arun had no idea how much interest submitting quotes would garner nor the thousands of networkers who were eager to participate. He took on the herculean task of compiling hundreds of the quotes into this ebook. Although there are hundreds of quotes books on the market internationally, this particular compilation has a unique distinction. The quotes include both the quote as well as the reason it resonates with the contributor. Information included here is meant to inspire, motivate and uplift the spirits of people all over the world...for the reader and for the reader to share if so desired. Have a joyous time exploring these different quotes and depending on what you find, dance to the fiddle of your own inspiration and happiness.

Meredith Gardner, Ph.D.
Author, Trainer, Coach, and Lover of Quotes -----------------------------

This book of sayings is a wonderful sign that great things can be created with communal action. That this LinkedIn discussion has emanated in ebook form shows the wonderful character of Arun Vemuri and his ability to communicate, to give, to share and to leave a legacy! Well done Arun. Dhan'yavāda!

Brian V Moore
Motivational and Diversity Speaker at Professional Speakers Association -----------------------------

I truly appreciate Arun Vermuri‘s efforts in compiling all these wonderful quotes. Good quotes are not only inspiring and uplifting – they are also invaluable tools for our training sessions, classes, and other presentations. They provide public speakers with ―themes‖ and help with introductions and conclusions. What a great idea to have all these ―trainer gems‖ in the same place. Thank you Arun!

Dr. Cris Wildermuth, Ph.D.
International Consultant, Speaker, Lecturer at Wright State University, Head of Moderation, Linked:HR -----------------------------

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What is your favorite quote? And why?

Compiled by Arun Vemuri

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