Our searchable collection of quotes and aphorisms aims to be the best, not the biggest. Perfect for making a convincing point after a negotiation course, or in your speech or presentation.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trial.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau
Formal education will earn you a living. Self-education will earn you a fortune.
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.
Motto of U.S. Navy Seals
I have had dreams and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
Jonas Salk MD
Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.
Chester L Karrass
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare - Hamlet
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Perception is a mirror not a fact. And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward.
"A Course in Miracles"
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.