Favorite Quotes

“You can do more outside the system than inside it.”

“When we lose the need to protect ourselves from failure, from criticism, from unfairness, from helplessness; when we can live without the need to be right, or in control; when we can be ourselves, open and undefended – then we’re free.”

– Howie Jacobson

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

– Robert Heinlein

“I will no longer be persuaded to spend money I don’t have to buy things I don’t need to create impressions that won’t last on people I don’t care about.”

– Unknown

“People will always continue to show you who they really are (and what your place in their life is) through their actions.  You can’t control that.  What you can control is whether you choose to see it or not.”

– Me

On Employees:  “If I wake up three days in a row with you on my mind, and we’re not sleeping together, you’re fired.”

– Dan Kennedy

“A fake person will make a mistake and act like it never happened; A real person will make a mistake, admit it and apologize regardless of the outcome.”

— Unknown

“Life’s journey is not to arrive safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “holt shit… what a ride!”

– George Carlin

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

“I failed over and over and over again in my life and this is why I succeed.”

– Michael Jordan

“Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.”

– Jim Rohn

“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“I will tell you how to become rich.  Close the doors.  Be fearful when others are greedy.  Be greedy when others are fearful.”

– Warren Buffet

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”

– Mark Twain

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. 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 great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

– Walter Bagehot

“You become what you think about.”

– Earl Nightingale

“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. ”

– Richard M. DeVos

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

– Dale Carnegie

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

– Harry Truman

“If you have one true friend, you have more than your share.”

– Thomas Fuller

“It takes years to build up trust, and just seconds to destroy it.”

– Source Unknown

“My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.”

– Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”

– Euripides

“People who have warm friends are healthier and happier than those who have none. A single real friend is a treasure worth more than gold or precious stones. Money can buy many things, good and evil. All the wealth of the world could not buy you a friend or pay you for the loss of one.”

– G. D. Prentice

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”

– Donald Trump

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

– Winston Churchill

“Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.”

– Natalie Clifford Barney

“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.”

– Jack Welch

“Employees look at a successful person and get jealous.  Entrepreneurs look at a successful person and try to figure out what made them successful.”

– Me