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.

  • What a testing of character adversity is.

    — Harry Emerson Fosdick

  • Time is precious. You can't get back the time you wasted yesterday.

    — Timothy Fong, Founder, lassobucks.com

  • Let go of the past and live the future . . . Live the life you imagined.

    — Henry David Thoreau

  • One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its' original dimensions.

    — Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves.

    — Dwight Eisenhower

  • Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

    — Mark Twain

  • Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

    — Theodore Roosevelt

  • Great work is done by people who are not afraid of being great.

    — Fernando Flores

  • To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

    — Winston Churchill

  • Establishing good working relationships can help us secure the cooperation of the people we need to accomplish our tasks. If we delay building good relationships until we really need them, it will be too late.

    — Lois Frankel, Corporate Coaching Int'l

  • Life isn't fair. The reality is that people everywhere have hard choices to make.

    — Joyce Podziba, Harvard Law School

  • Good people are in short supply. No matter who you are or where you work, you need to pay more attention to employee motivation and human relations.

    — Esther Dyson, Edventure Holdings

  • Bureaucracy is a state of mind, and it's remarkable how quickly that state of mind can be created.

    — Lou Dobbs, CNN Moneyline Anchor

  • Stop talking about it and start doing it!

    — Julie Wainwright, CEO, pets.com

  • Love what you do.

    — Richard Foos, founder, Rhino Records

  • Do what you love and the money will follow.

    — Marsha Sinetar

  • You have to keep operating outside of this organization's comfort zone.

    — Thor Ibsen, Ford Motor Company

  • The simplest definition of the word 'Leadership' is, 'the ability to produce change.' - 'We used to operate that way; now we operate this way.

    — Peter Senge

  • If you want real, significant, sustainable change, you need talented, committed local line leaders. If the line manager is not innovating, then innovation is not going to occur.

    — Peter Senge

  • Change is the norm; unless an organization sees that its task is to lead change, that organization will not survive.

    — Peter Drucker

  • Better to shoot yourself in the foot than have a competitor shoot you in the head.

    — Peter Dames, Toyota

  • Ideas can come from anyhere at anytime. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.

    — Rolf Smith, Virtual Thinking Expedition Co.

  • If you show that you truly pay attention to ideas - even the small, seemingly insignificant ones - then you'll create an environment in which people feel comfortable generating and offering them.

    — Rolf Smith, Virtual Thinking Expedition Co.

  • You can't sit in a boring meeting, in a boring conference room and expect to generate much beyond boring ideas.

    — Andy Stefanovich, founder, Play

  • Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

    — John Fitzgerald Kennedy