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Monday, January 05, 2009

Quotes to Ponder for the New Year

An old boss sent me these several years ago. I like them all!

No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking. Voltaire

I do the best I know how, the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. Abraham Lincoln

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. Channing Pollock

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at the stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it – but all that had gone before. Jacob Riis

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

Success is a journey, not a destination. Ben Sweetland

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

Act as though it were impossible to fail.

Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. David Lloyd George

Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. Eddie Rickenbacher

All of the significant battles are waged within self. Sheldon Kopp

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