120 Wise Quotes
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Time waits for no one. The same is true for opportunities.
I don’t think it’s a secret that migrants often come to a new country with great ambition and hunger to succeed.
Never give up! People don’t understand how persistent you have to be. You come up against an obstacle and you have to find a way of moving forward. You take detours, navigate between the obstacles and make it happen. Unless you are very strong and convinced you can succeed, you will be swept away.
Anything is possible with enough ambition and hard work.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the world!
Success equals goals; all else is commentary.
Most people engage in activities that are tension-relieving rather than goal-achieving.
Read an hour every day in your chosen field. This works out to about one book per week, 50 books per year, and will guarantee your success.
To illustrate what I thought of durability, I’ll tell you a story: When I was young, I was in Japan and did an interview with Matsushita, the great Japanese entrepreneur of the time who was 80 odd years old. Suddenly, he began to tell me of his plans for the company for the next 500 years in a most natural way. The truth! I, a Brazilian who was barely managing to survive until the next day was impressed by that.
Jorge Paulo Lemann
I buy my straw hats in the winter.
John Paul Getty
The successful businessman is no narrow specialist.
John Paul Getty
You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.
Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
A weed is a flower growing in the wrong place.
George Washington Carver
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
A very wise old man who taught me about TV once told me if you can be right 60 percent of the time, you’ll own the world.
I have learned you cannot fulfil a great purpose like the building of Nevada and make ice-cream on the front porch every night too.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
I was an overnight success all right, but thirty years is a long, long night.
I was 52 years old. I had diabetes and incipient arthritis. I had lost my gall bladder and most of my thyroid gland in earlier campaigns. But I was convinced that the best was ahead of me…
To know a person’s experiences from the past, examine their body now. To know a person’s body in the future, examine their experiences now.
A truly wealthy person’s attention is never focused on money alone.
Did Alexander Graham Bell do any market research before he invented the telephone?
Many of our best opportunities were created out of necessity.
Do it. Try it. Fix it.
Say to yourselves first: What have I done towards my own education? And then, in proportion as you advance: What have I done for my country?
Success is not easy. But it is worth the price.
William Wrigley Jr
Discipline yourself and others won’t need to.
Learn today as though you were to live forever; live today as if you were to die tomorrow.
[On selling Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)] At seventy four I sold, for the sum of two million dollars, my fried chicken business, which I’d started at the age of sixty five, when I was getting ready to live out my days on social security.
[On starting a new business during a recession] It’s time to stop whingeing and blaming others and get out and give it a go!
Nothing is Impossible.
I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving in.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
Start at the end and work back.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
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