Quotes & Misquotes

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"What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?"
Robert Schuller

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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.

Peter Lynch



When the market plummets, neither panic nor mourn.

Warren Buffett



If you are susceptible to selling everything in a panic, you ought to avoid stocks.

Peter Lynch




For the investor who knows what he is doing, volatility creates opportunity.

John Train




A crash does not come knocking at the front door by appointment.

Jim Slater




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.

Peter Lynch




You do better to make a few huge bets and sit back and wait… There are huge mathematical advantages to doing nothing.

Charles Munger




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.

Peter Lynch



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.

Jim Rogers



Everyone has the brainpower to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach.

Peter Lynch




"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



"It is 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."
Henry Ford




"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."




"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
Francis Bacon




"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 our time."
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."
Samuel Smiles




"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."
English Proverb




"If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness."
Les Brown




"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."
Kirk Kirkpatrick




"There are no circumstances, however unfortunate, that clever people do not extract some advantage from."
Francois La Rochefoucauld




"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily."
Sally Koch




"Look for opportunity. You can't wait for it to knock on the door. . . . you might not be home."
Jinger Heath




Too 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 difficulty."
Winston Churchill




"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."
Maxwell Maltz



"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."
Mario Andretti



"Always be on the lookout for that spark of opportunity that could change your life or someone close to you forever."
Peter Simmons



“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
Albert Einstein



“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.”
Thomas Edison



"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
Milton Berle



"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."
Charles Richter



"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
Theodore Roosevelt




“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”
Diogenes Laetius



"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 afternoon!”
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."
Marcus Aurelius



"If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got."
Lee Iacocca



"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
Muhammad Ali



“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




Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away."
Ben Hecht



"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 decade!"
Anthony Robbins



“I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.”
Lord Chesterfield



“One today is worth two tomorrows.”



"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?"
Author Unknown



"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever."
Horace Mann



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."
Bernard Berenson



"Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever."
Samuel Smiles



"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."
Charles Richards



"Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time."
Brian Tracy



You may delay, but time will not."
Benjamin Franklin



"You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again."
Bonnie Prudden



"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."
Carl Sandburg



"Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go."
Josh Billings



"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."
Author Unknown




Men are 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."
Abraham Lincoln



"People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved."
Anne Sullivan



"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work."
Mark Twain



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



"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."
Donny Osmond



"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 do."
John R. Amos



"Thre is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way."
Christopher Morley



"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."
Napoleon Hill




"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
William Feather



"The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep."
Wilson Mizner



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."
Dale Carnegie



"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men suceed because they are determined to."
George Allen



"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."
Henry Ford



"Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want."
Anthony Robbins



"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."
Theordore Roosevelt




"The ladder of success is never crowded at the top."
Napoleon Hill



Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."
Robert Collier



"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."
Ella Fitzgerald



"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success."
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.



"Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity."
Dr. William Menninger




"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing."
Abraham Lincoln



"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."
Albert Schweitzer



"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
Bill Cosby



"I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things."
Walt Disney




"Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories."
Ralph Waldo Emerson



"Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success."
Dale Carnegie



Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can."
Lowell Thomas



To succeed means that you may have to step out of line and march to the sound of your own drummer."
Keith Degreen



"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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