Words of Wisdom

September 24, 2010 - by: Dan Oswald 4 COMMENTS

Each week, I sit down at my computer to write. Sometimes I’ve been tossing an idea around in my head for the better part of the week and the words just flow. Other times, I’m racking my brain for something I feel is worthy of writing about. In one of those moments when the latter was more true than the former, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea . . .

Instead of coming up with something intelligent or, God forbid, witty to say, why not just rely on what others, who are much more intelligent AND witty than I, have already said?

So today I’m taking my own advice and sharing some of my favorite quotes on business and life. Here they are:

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. — Confucius

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. — Vince Lombardi

Never mistake motion for action. — Ernest Hemingway

It is easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. — U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopp

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.  — Will Rogers

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. — Wayne Gretzky

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. — Thomas Edison

I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. — Thomas Edison

Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake. — Napolean Bonaparte

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. — Theodore Roosevelt

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. — Thomas Jefferson

As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. — Andrew Carnegie

Facts are stubborn things. — Ronald Reagan

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. — John Wooden

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. — Will Rogers

Trust, but verify. — Ronald Reagan

So there you have it. Some great quotes from some great people. I’d love to hear some of your favorite quotes on business, life, or anything else for that matter.

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4 COMMENTS

1 Karen Chace
06:59:03, 27/09/10

Here are two of my favorite quotes:

Sometimes those who rock the boat save the passengers.

A great man is hard on himself, a small man is hard on others.

2 proudest
13:17:29, 01/10/10

I believe “trust but verify” is a translation of a Russian proverb he was using (the speech had something to do with the Soviet Union, I think).

3 Dan Oswald
13:36:13, 01/10/10

Karen,

Both of those are great. I especially like the second one.

Dan

4 Don
16:22:17, 04/10/10

In a country where all men are created equal, no man is better than any other man until he proves he’s not.

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