I love sharing my learning with others. In that spirit, I’ve created this Web page to share with you my favorite quotes that I’ve encountered over the years. Get ready for fun and productive learning! Wise


“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.’ – Albert Einstein

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford

“Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think -- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.” - Bill Beattie

“A nation’s treasure is in its scholars”  - Chinese Proverb

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." – W.B. Yeats

“Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” – Abbe Dimnet

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom.” - Thomas Merton

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” - Robert M. Hutchins

"If you want to build a ship, teach the men to yearn for the vast and endless sea." - Saint Exupery

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.’ – Albert Einstein

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein

“One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.” – Albert Einstein

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein


SOS #1: Thinking & Learning

“How well you think determines how well you learn.” - Toni Krasnic

“Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.” – Tony Buzan

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.” – Albert Einstein

“Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.” – Albert Einstein

“Thinking is like loving or dying. Each of us must do it for himself.” - Josiah Royce

“Only the mind cannot be sent into exile.” - Ovid

“What is the hardest task in the world? To think.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Information is not knowledge.” - Albert Einstein

“The biggest reason people don’t succeed is because they don’t expose themselves to existing information.” – Jim Rohn

“Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.” – Thomas Carlyle

“I think, therefore I am." – Descartes

“Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” – Albert Einstein

“He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.” - Joseph Joubert

“Even when all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken.” - Bertrand Arthur William Russell

“Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.” - Confucius

“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” - Alfred Korzybski

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller

“Retention is best when the learner is involved.” – Edward Scannell

“Meaningful learning involves the assimilation of new concepts and propositions into existing cognitive structures." – Joseph D. Novak

“What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.” – Confucius

“Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is intellectual death.” – Confucius

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

“To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” – Edmund Burke

“Learning is not a spectator sport.” – D. Blocher

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santayana

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Goethe

"Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind." - Leonardo da Vinci

"The mind is like a stomach. It's not how much you put into it, but how much it digests." -Albert Jay Nock

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

"I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia." - Woody Allen

“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom in learning from books as well as from nature. If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess." - Mortimer Adler

"He listens well who takes notes." - Dante Alighieri

"Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge" - Kahlil Gibran

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." - Chinese proverb

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it." - Margaret Fuller

"The wise man doesn’t give the right answers - he poses the right questions." - Claude Levi Strauss

"A wise man changes his mind; a fool never will." - Spanish Proverb

“I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." - Gertrude Stein

“If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.” – Albert Einstein

“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein

“Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything." - Blaise Pascal

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn." - George Santayana

“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." – Socrates

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein


SOS #2: Exams

“It’s all to do with training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.” – Elizabeth II

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – John Powell

“One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try it.” – Aristotle

“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer” - Alice Wellington Rollins

“There is a country in Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal.” - Sigfried Hulzer

"Standardization is the fertilizer of college education.  A little may be useful, but flowers do not grow in pure manure." -Martin H. Fischer

"No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows." - J. Robert Oppenheimer

“The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.” - Aldous Huxley

"Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers." - Voltaire


SOS #3: Teachers

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

“Give a man a fish, you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish, and you have fed him for a lifetime.” – Unknown

"One who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever." - Chinese proverb

"Whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for purpose." - Anatole France

“I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.” - Stanley Kubrick

"When the student is ready, the lesson appears." - Gene Oliver

"If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.” - Bill Gates

“To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner. I am not a teacher, only a fellow student.” -Soren Kierkegaard

“Responsibility for learning belongs to the student, regardless of age” - Robert Martin

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein


SOS #4: Mindset

"I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” – Albert Einstein

“People only see what they are prepared to see.” – Emerson

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein

“If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right." – Bob Basso

“When we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed.” – Wendell Berry

"Keep true to the dreams of thy youth." - Johann Friedrich von Schiller

“Be happy while you’re living, for you are a long time dead.” - Scottish motto

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeking with new eyes.” - Marcel Proust

"Knowledge is power." - Francis Bacon

“When you cease to dream you cease to live." - Malcolm Forbes

“Never lose a holy curiosity.” – Albert Einstein

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” - Albert Einstein

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." - Steve Jobs

"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. Circumstances and situation do color life but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be." - John Homer Miller

"Initiative is to success what a lighted match is to a candle." - Orlando A. Battista

"Hold fast to dreams, if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes

"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." - Joyce Brothers

"The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it." - L. W. Lynett

"Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry.  Try to be alive.  You will be dead soon enough." - William Saroyan

"Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attaching is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats your sometimes, dare it again and it will succumb." - William Makepeace Thackeray

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

"Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration." - Thomas Edison

"You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them." - Malcolm Forbes

"It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it." - Arnold Toynbee

“Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

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

"I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful" – Albert Einstein

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein


SOS #5: Problem Solving & Creativity

“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.’ – Albert Einstein

“Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles; they toughen and make strong.” - Norman Vincent Peale

“Studies have shown that creativity is close to 80 percent learned and acquired. We found that it's like exercising your muscles -- if you engage in the actions you build the skills.” - Hal Gregersen

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“Problems are the price of progress; don’t bring me anything bout trouble – good news weakens me.” – Charles F. Kettering

“The advantage of the incomprehensible is that it never loses its freshness.” – Paul Valery

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse

“Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.” – William James

“Don’t expect anything original from an echo.” - Anonymous

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." – Leonardo da Vinci

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” – Linus Pauling

“One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein

“The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” – Albert Einstein

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." - Theodore Roosevelt

"We must discard the idea that past routine, past ways of doing things, are probably the best ways. On the contrary, we must assume that there is probably a better way to do almost everything. We must stop assuming that a thing which has never been done before probably cannot be done at all." - Donald M. Nelson

"Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors." - Niels Bohr

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential." - Steve Balmer

“While intelligent people can often simplify the complex, a fool is more likely to complicate the simple.” - Ananymous

“All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.”  — Napoleon Hill

"Impossible only means that you haven't found the solution yet." - Anonymous

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow

Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things.” - Noam Chomsky

“Knowledge defines all we currently know and understand; imagination points to all we may yet discover and create” – Einstein

“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” - Albert Einstein

"I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones." - John Cage

“A drowning man is not troubled by rain.” - Persian Proverb

“Everything you can imagine is real.” - Pablo Picasso

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton Jr

“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” - Charles Franklin Kettering


SOS # 6: Time Management & Productivity

"The early bird catches the worm." - William Camden

“Never confuse motion with action.” - Ben Franklin

"The trouble is that you think you have time." - Zen Master

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” – Albert Einstein

"Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well wisest and best of all." - Persian proverb

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goals; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson

"The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow." - William J. H. Boetcker

"It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged." - Edward W. Ziegler

"Doing things well is a step toward doing things better." - Harry F. Banks

"The first step is the hardest." - Marie DeVichy-Chamrond

"We must not sit down and wait for miracles. Up and be going!" - John Elliott

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

"Be methodical if you would succeed in business, or in anything. Have a work for every moment, and mind the moment's work." - William Matthews

"No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No steam or gas ever drives anything until is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, and disciplined." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

"Someone has said that the 'p' is silent in the world luck, but it belongs there nevertheless. Investigation usually turns up the fact that the lucky fellow is the plucky fellow who has been burning midnight oil and taking defeat after defeat with a smile." - James B. Hill

"Work to live, not live to work." - Anonymous

"Organization is like exercise. It's not very effective if you do it only once; you have to keep at it." - Jill Pollack


SOS #7: Responsibility & Self-Management

"When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself." - Louis Nizer

“Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.’ – Albert Einstein

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” – Albert Einstein

“It’s hard to fail, but it’s worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

"The price of greatness is responsibility." - Sir Winston Churchill

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master of yourself - and be lenient to everybody else." - Henry Ward Beecher

"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision." - William James

"A fellow doesn't last long on what he's done. He's got to keep delivering as he goes along." - Carl Hubbell

"It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are." - James Mackintosh

"The first thing any man has to know is how to handle himself. Training counts. You can't win any game unless you are ready to win." - Connie Mack

"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.“ - Abraham Lincoln

"I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector." - William Stafford

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.”  - Basho

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker

“Winners take imperfect action while losers are still perfecting the plan.” Gina Graves

“Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."  - Henry van Dyke

“The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.” - Ernest Newman

“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein


SOS #8: Communication

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

“Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.’ – Albert Einstein

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” - Anthony Robbins

“He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.” - Michel Montaigne

"To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation” - Chinese proverb

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” - Samuel Johnson

"You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere." - Lee Iacocca

"There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience." - Alexander Gregg

"Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other person will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated." - B. C. Forbes


SOS #9: People

"We cannot live only for ourselves, A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow-men; and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects." - Herman Melville

"You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself." - Harvey S. Firestone

"He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master." - Ben Johnson

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." - Henry Ford

"No matter how much work a man can do, no matter how engaging his personality may be, he will not advance far in business if he cannot work through others." - John Craig

"One of the most important trips a man can make is that involved in meeting the other fellow halfway." - Bruce Van Horn

"Talk to your children about peer pressure. Explain what a powerful force it can be, and ... tell them that you will never accept the excuse that 'Everyone did it' ... that they will be held responsible for their actions." - Tom McMahon

"It's not what you know but who you know that makes the difference." - Anonymous

"The world must learn to work together, or finally it will not work at all." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” - Barnett R. Brickner

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin

 "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." - Henry Ford

"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton

"It takes two to speak the truth -- one to speak, and another to hear." - Henry David Thoreau

"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw

"Politeness is the poison of collaboration." - Edwin Land

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." - Napoleon Hill

"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you." - Althea Gibson

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." Plato

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." - Henry Ford

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Teresa


SOS #10: Health

"The greatest wealth is health." - Virgil

"The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor." - Chinese proverb

"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." - Edward Stanley

"What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills - your EQ - not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests."  - Daniel Goleman

"If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying.  It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep." - Dale Carnegie

“The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.” - Sydney J. Harris

“Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.” - Eileen Caddy

"Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness." - Richard Carlson

“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.” - Kurt Cobain

"AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide.  Or murder." - Susan Sontag


SOS #11: Money

"You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income." - William J. H. Boetcker

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. - Anonymous

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master” - Ernest Hemingway

"More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went." -Roger Babson


SOS #12: Ethics & Social Responsibility

"Treat others as you want to be treated." - Golden Rule

"The effects of our actions may be postponed but they are never lost. There is an inevitable reward for good deeds and an inescapable punishment for bad. Meditate upon this truth, and seek always to earn good wages from Destiny." - Wu Ming Fu

“Infinitely more important than sharing one’s material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves – our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.” - William E. Simon

"I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating.” – Sophocles

"We will not go back to the days of reckless behavior and unchecked excess that was at the heart of this crisis, where too many were motivated only by the appetite for quick kills and bloated bonuses.  Those on Wall Street cannot resume taking risks without regard for consequences, and expect that next time, American taxpayers will be there to break their fall." - President Obama

“You are already of consequence in the world if you are known as a man of strict integrity” - Grenville Kleiser

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."  - Native American proverb

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” -   Greek Proverb

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein

“Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.’ – Albert Einstein


SOS #13: Career & Life

"YOUTH" by Samuel Ullman

"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite, for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.

Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.

When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty."

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." – Gandhi

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind." – Winston Churchill

"Success consists of being and doing, not simply accumulating." – B. C. Forbes

"Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more. Do your best every day and your life will gradually expand into satisfying fullness." – H. W. Dresser

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks other throw at him." - Sidney Greenberg

"Do what you know best; if you're a runner, run; if you're a bell, ring." - Ignas Bernstein

"Our business life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves - to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterdays by our today, to do our work with more force than ever before." -Stewart B. Johnson

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

"The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." - Frank C. Ross

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - Gen. George S. Patton

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." - Peter F. Drucker

"To come to be you must have a vision of Being, a Dream, a Purpose, a Principle. You will become what your vision is.” - Peter Nivio Zarlenga

"A good name is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one the richest jewels of life is lost forever." - Joel Haews

"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can." -Sydney Smith

"He who can take no great interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great." - John Ruskin

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." - Helen Keller

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard

“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.” - Anonymous

"Time heals all wounds." - American proverb

"Sometimes nothing is a pretty cool hand." - Cool Hand Luke

"The least of things with meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without." - Carl Gustav Jung

“You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow." - Harriet Martineau

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - Babe Ruth

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world." - John le Carré

“He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had tried and failed." - William James

“Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself." - Thomas Jefferson

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

“The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.” – Albert Einstein

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning." - Billie Jean King

There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Elbert Hubbard,

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery." H. G. Wells