Quotes to Consider

We've run across some great quotations. Some are inspiring. Some are humorous. Some are simply food for thought. Do you have a favorite quote to add to our list? Contact Us with your favorites.

  • My life is my message.

    — Mahatma Gandhi

  • In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. If they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.

    — Warren Buffet, founder & president, Berkshire Hathaway

  • 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

  • If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.

    — Goethe

  • The best form of leadership is to be conscious of the leadership potential with the followers and to let them unleash this potential in a spontaneous way. When a great leader accomplishes this task with effortless ease, the followers say, "We did it ourselves."

    — Lao-tzu

  • There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.

    — Ken Olson, president of Digital Equipment Corp. 1977

  • Many in positions of authority lack the capabilities to truly lead. They are not credible. They do not command genuine respect. They are not committed to serve. They are not continually learning and growing. They are not wise.

    — Peter Senge

  • If a person rises to a level of authority that exceeds his virtue, all will suffer.

    — Guanzi, predecessor of Confucius - @ 500 B.C.

  • Luck, Watson, is a curious thing. I have found that it comes most often to those who are prepared to receive it.

    — Sherlock Holmes

  • If the success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do, how would I be and what would I do?

    — R. Buckminster Fuller

  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

    — Helen Keller

  • You've got to take the initiative and play your game . . . confidence makes the difference.

    — Chris Evert

  • Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.

    — Billie Burke

  • Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make it a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.

    — Billie Jean King

  • God does not ask your ability or your inability. He asks only your availability.

    — Mary Kay Ash

  • We call it the 'Rule of Crappy People'. Bad managers hire very, very bad employees, because they're threatened by anybody who is anywhere near as good as they are.

    — Marc Andreessen, CEO, Netscape

  • Judge yourself by two standards: where you are today compared with last week and where you want to be next week.

    — Yoheved Kaplinsky, The Julliard School

  • Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.

    — Robert Jarvik, inventor Jarvik 7 artificial heart

  • What separates those who achieve from those who do not is in direct proportion to one's ability to ask for help.

    — Donald Keough - former president, Coca-Cola

  • Often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key.

    — The Eagles - Already Gone

  • You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine what you will have, be, and do in the tomorrow of your life.

    — Zig Ziglar

  • Ability is of little value without dependability.

    — Unknown

  • If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

    — Henry David Thoreau

  • Everything you need to know about handling mistakes you learned in nursery school: acknowledge your error, fix it immediately, and say you're sorry. Odds are your customers, like your mom and dad, will forgive you.

    — Carl Sewell

  • If your product is just like the other guy's, the rest of what you do had better not be!

    — J. Schmidt & N. Cannon