Quotations with Direction
"The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated."
B. C. Forbes
"Sometimes listening is the best way to express yourself."
Ralph Marston, from his daily motivator e-letter
"Don't get lazy about planning. A lot of people make a superficial pass at it, counting on quick wits and flexibility. Their so-called plan amounts to "wing" it all the way. The better job you do in planning the more effective you'll be in improvising."
Price Pritchett in The Mars Pathfinder
"Work is a mysterious thing; many of us claim to hate it, but it takes a grip on us that is so fierce that it captures emotions and loyalties we never knew were there."
Bob Greene in Tribune Media Services
"Change is what keeps us fresh and innovative. Change is what keeps us from getting stale. Change is what keeps us young."
Rick Pitino in Success Is a Choice
"Once you have tossed your hat over the wall, climb the wall. Don't turn back."
William Safire, writer
"Don't listen to those who say 'It's not done that way'. Maybe it's not, but maybe you'll do it anyway."
Neil Simon, playwright
"Carrying around anger is most debilitating to the person who bears it."
Katherine Graham, former publisher The Washington Post
"Data is not facts.
James Autry in Love and Profit
"People with goals succeed because they know where they are going."
"Worry about the chances you miss when you don't try."
From a United Technologies ad in The Wall Street Journal
"Convincing yourself is easy."
"Very bright people talk best on what nobody knows much about."
"Experience is a good teacher, but her fees are very high."
William R. Ingle
"It's not ignorance that is so bad. It's all the things we know what ain't so."
"Our freedom to discipline ourselves is a freedom we can lose if we don't use it."
"Is it because light travels faster than sound that some people appear bright until they speak?"
"Life is a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will."
"Knowledge is worthless until it is taught."
Rosabeth Moss Kanter in When Giants Learn to Dance
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