Favorite Quotes

There are many wise people who have gone ahead of us in life and I enjoy being inspired by their words.  I thought it would be fun to start a page of quotes that have positively  impacted me or my clients. When I know who to attribute to, I will list their name.

“A leader is best recognized when his people say ‘we did it ourselves’.” ~ Lao Tzu

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

“There is a reason why windshields are bigger than rear view mirrors.”

“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” ~ Francis Bacon

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill

“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” ~ Kenyan Proverb

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” ~ Peter Drucker

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi

“Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted, counts.” ~ Einstein

“Don’t argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.”

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams

“A critical spirit is found at the intersection of pride and insecurity.”

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ~ Kimberly Johnson

“The first and best victory is to conquer self.” ~ Plato

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” ~ Moliere

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucious

“Do or do not; there is no try.” ~ Yoda

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time given to us.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you.” ~ John Wooden

“The illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ~ Alvin Toffler

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” ~ Peter Drucker