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Always Define Your Desired Outcome
You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve. —Steve Jobs (by MetalGearLiquid; Creative Commons) Advertisements
Live Life Confidently
A calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed. —Channing Pollock Advertisements
The Gospel of Human Sympathy
We are living in a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash. But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal. —Samuel Hopkins Adams (by Paul Thompson, 1922; Public Domain)...
How Committed Are You to Your Grand Enterprise?
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart. —Thomas J. Watson (CEO of IBM, 1914-1956; Creative Commons) Advertisements
Adversity Only Strengthens Us
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. —2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (photo
Failure is a Normal, Logical Component of Success
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. —Henry Ford (by Hartsook, photographer; Public Domain) Advertisements
Never put off until tomorrow that which you can do the day after tomorrow. —Mark Twain (1907;Public Domain) Advertisements
Creating Bedrock Principles
You must know that it is no easy thing for a principle to become one’s own, unless each day it is maintained and they hear it maintained, as well as work it out in their life. —Epictetus (Public...
Improve Your Surroundings
No person who continues to add something to the material, intellectual, and moral well-being of the place in which they live is left long without proper reward. —Booker T. Washington (1905, by...
To Drive Forward, Master Your Business Completely
Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect. —Sir Francis Bacon (Public Domain) Advertisements
To Create Passion…
There is nothing like a dream to create the future. —Victor Hugo (Photo Licensed) If you want to awake with passion each day, create a vision for the future within your mind, and then set out to...
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. —Oscar Wilde (1882, by Napoleon Sarony; Public Domain) Yet, sadly, even those who hold the winning hands often feel the need to cheat....
The Phantom of Truth
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth. —Publilius Syrus (Photo Licensed) Don’t accept what is...
Let Your Creativity Drive Your Business
Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas. —Harvey Samuel Firestone (by Underwood & Underwood;Public...
Spiritual Grace Under Pressure
It is the critical moment that shows the man. So when the crisis is upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough and stalwart antagonist. ‘To what end?’...
Ford on Humility
Too many of us, when we accomplish what we set out to do, exclaim, ‘See what I have done!’ instead of saying, ‘see where I have been led.’ —Henry Ford (1919; by Hartsook, photographer; Public...
Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others. —Groucho Marx (Public Domain) Advertisements
Milton on Acceptance
To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. —John Milton (Public Domain) Advertisements
Beecher on Persistence
It’s easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top. —Henry Ward Beecher (by Matthew Brady; Public Domain) Advertisements
St. John on Self-Control