Sunday, January 2, 2011

Guidance from the Wisdom of Others
In these challenging times where there are many opportunities for lasting change, we thought it might be a good idea to remember and learn from what others have said and done in similar circumstances.  We hope that you enjoy our selection of quotes.

  1. Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period...."
  2. Edith Lovejoy Pierce:
    We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
  1. Unknown Author:
    The sign on the door of opportunity reads PUSH.
  1. Dale Carnegie:
    The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
  1. Brian Tracy:
    Your greatest resource is your time.
  1. Margaret Mead:
    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
  1. Josh Billings:
    Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
  1. Nido Qubein:
    Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
  1. Harry Firestone:
    You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
  1. Sam Ewig:
    Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
  1. Henry Ford:
    Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.
  1. Peter Drucker:
    There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
  1. African Proverb:
    Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
  1. Jimmy Johnson:
    Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.
  1. Jonathon Swift:
    Vision is the art of seeing things invisible to others.
  1. Stephen R. Covey:
    Management works in the system; leadership works on the system.
  1. Mary Case:
    No pressure, no diamonds.
  1. Lord Macaulay:
    The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.

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