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.

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

    — Fernando Flores

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

    — Mark Twain

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

    — Henry David Thoreau

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

    — Winston Churchill

  • What a testing of character adversity is.

    — Harry Emerson Fosdick

  • Listen with your full attention, Look for the good in others, Have a sense of humor, and Say thank you for a job well done.

    — Code of Conduct - J.M. Smucker & Co.

  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    — Eleanor Roosevelt

  • One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

    — Lucille Ball

  • You don't manage people; you manage things. You lead people.

    — Admiral Grace Hooper

  • Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

    — Helen Keller

  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

    — Sally Berger

  • Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

    — Erica Jong

  • Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed.

    — Booker T. Washington

  • You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can decide how you're going to live.

    — Joan Baez

  • Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.

    — Janis Joplin

  • There is no sin punished more implacably by nature than the sin of resistance to change.

    — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

    — Margaret Thatcher

  • The person who says he is overworked is usually working the wrong way.

    — Unknown

  • I'm long on ideas but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.

    — Thomas Edison

  • Business is a matter of human service.

    — Milton Hershey

  • I used to be indecisive . . . but now I'm not so sure.

    — Unknown

  • One key factor for success is having a strategy that gives a clear orientation about a company's goals and the way to achieve them. Don't strive to be everybody's darling.

    — Helmut Panke, Chairman, BMW

  • Great companies are defined by their discipline and their understanding of who they are and who they are not.

    — Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks

  • When employees underperform, a leader tells them so.

    — Jack Welch, former CEO, GE

  • Good leaders are very curious, and they spend a lot of time trying to learn things.

    — Jeffrey Immelt, CEO, GE