Quotes & Misquotes
would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?"
Make voyages! Attempt them...there's nothing else." -- Tennessee Williams
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again--and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. -- Mark Twain
If you sell in desperation, you always sell cheap.
When the market plummets, neither panic nor mourn.
If you are susceptible to selling everything in a panic, you ought to avoid stocks.
For the investor who knows what he is doing, volatility creates opportunity.
A crash does not come knocking at the front door by appointment.
Whatever method you use to pick stocks of mutual funds, your ultimate success depends on your ability to ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your investments to succeed. It isn't the head but the stomach that determines the fate of the stock picker.
You do better to make a few huge bets and sit back and wait… There are huge mathematical advantages to doing nothing.
Many investors jump into and out of even the best funds as market conditions change, dramatically lowering their returns. It does little good to purchase the right stocks or funds if the next time the market tumbles you find yourself scurrying to the safety of money market assets.
Jeremy J. Siegel
A stock market decline is a great opportunity to pick up bargains left behind by investors who are fleeing the storm of panic.
Change is the investors' only certainty.
T. Rowe Price
Just about every time you go against panic you will be right if you can stick it out.
Everyone has the brainpower to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach.
"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."- Dorothy Nevill
I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it."- Lord Brabazon
It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper."- Jerry Seinfeld
"I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated."- Poul Anderson
no disgrace to start all over. It is usually an opportunity."
George Matthew Adams
"When written in Chinese,
the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters—one represents danger, and the
other represents opportunity."
John F. Kennedy
"Failure is the
opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."
"A wise man will make
more opportunities than he finds."
"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
"They who know how to
employ opportunities will often find that they can create them; and what we can
achieve depends less on the amount of time we possess than on the use we make of
John S. Mill
"Men who are resolved to
find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do
not find them, they will make them."
"Nowadays some people
expect the door of opportunity to be opened with a remote control. "
M. Charles Wheeler
"Some men go through a
forest and see no firewood."
view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities,
then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness."
"It is better to be
prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and
not be prepared."
Whitney Young, Jr.
"Take a lesson from the
mosquito. She never waits for an opening -- she makes one."
"There are no
circumstances, however unfortunate, that clever people do not extract some
Francois La Rochefoucauld
"Great opportunities to
help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily."
"Look for opportunity.
You can't wait for it to knock on the door. . . . you might not be home."
many people are thinking of securty instead of opportunity. They seem more
afraid of life than death."
James F. Byrnes
"The pessimist sees
difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every
"I always tried to turn
every disaster into an opportunity."
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
"Accept yourself as you
are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move
toward it; you will feel you are not deserving."
"Prepare yourself in
every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so
that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs."
be on the lookout for that spark of opportunity that could change your life or
someone close to you forever."
“In the middle of
difficulty lies opportunity.”
“There is no security on
this earth, there is only opportunity.”
General Douglas MacArthur
“Opportunity is missed by
most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
"If opportunity doesn't
knock, build a door."
"Opportunity dances with
those who are ready on the dance floor."
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
"Don't wait for
extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations."
"Do what you can, with
what you have, where you are."
is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”
"Wisdom is unchanging!
Information and ideas, technology and techniques, practices and habits, fashions
and perceptions change frequently, but the wisdom of the 17th or 18th century is
still wisdom in the 21st century and will still be wisdom in the 23rd century.
If it changes, it wasn't wisdom. Wisdom is unchanging and timeless."
contributed by: Brian D. Kennedy
“The great French
Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected
that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The
Marshall replied, “In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this
John F. Kennedy
"When you arise in the
morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -- to breathe, to
think, to enjoy, to love."
"If you want to make good
use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all
"The man who views the
world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
“Don't say you don't have
enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given
to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci,
Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
H. Jackson Brown
a circus, always packing up and moving away."
"Once you have mastered
time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they
can accomplish in a year -- and underestimate what they can achieve in a
“I recommend you to take
care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.”
“One today is worth two
"Every morning you are
handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you
get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an
extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?"
somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty
diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever."
Tomorrow life is too late; live today.”
"I wish I could stand on
a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours."
"Lost wealth may be
replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or
medicine, but lost time is gone forever."
"Don't be fooled by the
calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man
gets only a week's value out of a year while another man gets a full year's
value out of a week."
"Your greatest asset is
your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time."
delay, but time will not."
"You can't turn back the
clock. But you can wind it up again."
"Time is the coin of your
life. It is the only coin you have, and you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."
"Time is like money, the
less we have of it to spare the further we make it go."
"First I was dying to
finish high school and start college.
And then I was dying to finish college and start working.
And then I was dying to marry and have children.
And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school so I could return to work.
And then I was dying to retire.
And now, I AM dying -- and suddenly I realize I forgot to live."
born to succeed, not fail.”
Henry David Thoreau
"Nothing happens until I
make it happen."
"That some achieve great
success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well."
"People seldom see the
halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved."
"The dictionary is the
only place where success comes before work."
"Do not let what you
cannot do interfere with what you can do."
"Ones best success comes
after their greatest disappointments."
Henry Ward Beecher "If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone."
"Many a man has finally
succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met
defeat he would never have known any great victory."
Orison Swett Marden
"It's simply a matter of
doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to
John R. Amos
"Thre is only one success
- to be able to spend your life in your own way."
"Every person who wins in
any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so
can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to
win -- essential to success."
"Success seems to be
largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
"The gent who wakes up
and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep."
Success usuallly comes to
those who are too busy to be looking for it."
Henry David Thoreau
"The person who goes
farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat
never gets far from shore."
of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't
know when to quit. Most men suceed because they are determined to."
"If there is any one
secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of
view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own."
"Success is doing what
you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as
"The most important
single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with
"The ladder of success is
never crowded at the top."
is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."
"Just don't give up
trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I
don't think you can go wrong."
"If you want to succeed
you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
"Six essential qualities
that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy,
Dr. William Menninger
"Always bear in mind that
your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing."
"One person with a belief
is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests."
John Stuart Mill
"Success is not the key
to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful."
"In order to succeed,
your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
"I do not like to repeat
successes, I like to go on to other things."
"Men succeed when they
realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes
Do a little more each day
than you think you possibly can."
To succeed means that you
may have to step out of line and march to the sound of your own drummer."
"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." -- Henry David Thoreau
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