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.
Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny. If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?
Formal education will earn you a living. Self-education will earn you a fortune.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
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.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angel ship.
In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.
Chester L Karrass
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Perception is a mirror not a fact. And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward.
"A Course in Miracles"
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws
Tacitus – The Annals of Imperial Rome
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