Some Quotes That Have Made Me Think
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On the Future of Computers

I think there is a world market for may be five computers...

--Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.

--Ken Olson, President, Chairman and Founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

640K ought to be enough for anybody.

--Bill Gates, in 1981

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.

--Charles Franklin Kettering

Dealing with Others

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

--Abraham Lincoln

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it.

--W. Somerset Maugham

Why we are here

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

--Winston Churchill

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

--Muhammad Ali

If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that G-d has left for you to complete.  But if you one see what is wrong and how ugly it is, then it is yourself that needs repair.

--Rebbe Menachem Schneerson

Be ready when opportunity comes. 
Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.

Roy D. Chapin J

I'm a great believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work...
the more I have of it

Thomas Jefferson

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.

-- Anon

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

--Thomas Edison

The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.

--Colin Wilson

Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right.

-- Henry Ford 

There's little success where there's little laughter.

Andrew Carnegie,

Everyone is ignorant,
only on different subjects.

--Will Rogers

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson
(1709-1784, British Author)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard
(1859-1915, American Author, Publisher)

The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret.

Leo Buscaglia
(American Expert on Love, Lecturer, Author)

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

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.

Weston H. Agor


  Dare to...
Ask for what you want.
Believe in yourself.
Change your mind.
Do what you love.
Enjoy each and every day.
Follow your hearts desire.
Give more than you receive.
Have a sense of humor.
Insist on being yourself.
Join in more.
Kiss and make up.
Love and be loved.
Make new friends.
Nurture your spirit.
Overcome adversity.
Play more.
Question conformity.
Reach for the stars.
Speak your truth.
Take personal responsibility.
Understand more, judge less.
Volunteer your time.
Walk through fear.
Xperience the moment.
Yearn for grace.
be Zestful

Meiji Stewart

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
today is God's gift,
that's why we call it the present.

Joan Rivers

It's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.

- Marilyn Kennedy

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

--Vince Lombardi

Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is liking what you get.

- H. Jackson Brown

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.

-- Jack Penn

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

--Jawaharial Nehru

Charismatic leaders make us think,
     "Oh, if only I could do that, be like that."
True leaders make us think,
     "If they can do that, then...I can too."

--- John Holt, educator

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

--Henry Van Dyke

A man's mind, stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimension.

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

People are like teabags. You'll never know how strong they are until they're in hot water.

--- Rita Mae Brown, author

The time is always right to do what is right.

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

-- Jonathan Winters

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain.
If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees.
If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.

Old Chinese Proverb

In today's economy there are no experts, no 'best and brightest' with all the answers. It's up to each one of us. The only way to screw up is to not try anything.

--Tom Peters

A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

-- Harvey Mackay

The future has arrived; it's just not evenly distributed.

--William Gibson

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

-- T.S. Eliot

We are what we repeatedly do, excellence is therefore not an act but a habit.

-- Aristotle

Worse than being blind would be to be able to see but not have any vision.

-- Helen Keller

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.

-- Shirley Maclaine

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

 --Sam Leveneson

The man who never makes a mistake must get tired of doing nothing.
~ Will Rogers

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

-- Carl Bard

Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.

- Cadet maxim
U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Watch your thoughts; they become words,
Watch your words; they become actions,
Watch your actions; they become habits,
Watch your habits; they become character,
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

--Frank Outlaw

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