Archive for May, 2010

Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Quotes Oscar Wilde

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
— Oscar Wilde

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
— Oscar Wilde

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
— Oscar Wilde

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
— Oscar Wilde

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
— Oscar Wilde

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Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Quotes Paulo Coelho

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Paulo Coelho

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
— Paulo Coelho

Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.
— Paulo Coelho

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
— Paulo Coelho

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
— Paulo Coelho

If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
— Paulo Coelho

Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.
— Paulo Coelho

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Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Quotes Thomas A. Edison

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Thomas A. Edison

Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
— Thomas A. Edison

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
— Thomas A. Edison

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
— Thomas A. Edison

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
— Thomas A. Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
— Thomas A. Edison

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Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Quotes John D. Rockefeller

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

John D. Rockefeller

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
— John D. Rockefeller

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
— John D. Rockefeller

Competition is a sin.
— John D. Rockefeller

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in.
— John D. Rockefeller

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
— John D. Rockefeller

Don’t blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.
— John D. Rockefeller

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Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Quotes Bono

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Bono

As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
— Bono

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
— Bono

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it’s to have any meaning in this world – and stop being its apologist.
— Bono

It’s so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
— Bono

It’s stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
— Bono

Music can change the world because it can change people.
— Bono

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Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Quotes Arnold Schwarzenegger

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria – when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Quotes Aristotle Onassis

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Aristotle Onassis

After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
— Aristotle Onassis

I have no friends and no enemies – only competitors.
— Aristotle Onassis

If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
— Aristotle Onassis

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
— Aristotle Onassis

The more you own, the more you know you don’t own.
— Aristotle Onassis

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
— Aristotle Onassis

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Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Quotes Napoleon Hill

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Napoleon Hill

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
— Napoleon Hill

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
— Napoleon Hill

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
— Napoleon Hill

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
— Napoleon Hill

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
— Napoleon Hill

Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.
— Napoleon Hill

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Winston Churchill

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
— Winston Churchill

A joke is a very serious thing.
— Winston Churchill

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
— Winston Churchill

A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.
— Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
— Winston Churchill

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Isaac Disraeli

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Isaac Disraeli

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
— Isaac Disraeli

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
— Isaac Disraeli

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.
— Isaac Disraeli

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Jack Welch

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Jack Welch

An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
— Jack Welch

Be candid with everyone.
— Jack Welch

Change before you have to.
— Jack Welch

Control your own destiny or someone else will.
— Jack Welch

Don’t manage – lead change before you have to.
— Jack Welch

Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.
— Jack Welch

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Andrew Carnegie

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Andrew Carnegie

Aim for the highest.
— Andrew Carnegie

All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.
— Andrew Carnegie

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
— Andrew Carnegie

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
— Andrew Carnegie

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
— Andrew Carnegie

Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
— Andrew Carnegie

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Donald Trump

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Donald Trump

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn’t exactly been one of moderation.
— Donald Trump

As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big.
— Donald Trump

Everything in life is luck.
— Donald Trump

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
— Donald Trump

I don’t make deals for the money. I’ve got enough, much more than I’ll ever need. I do it to do it.
— Donald Trump

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Henry Ford

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Henry Ford

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
— Henry Ford

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
— Henry Ford

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
— Henry Ford

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.
— Henry Ford

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
— Henry Ford

Any colour – so long as it’s black.
— Henry Ford

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Benjamin Franklin

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Benjamin Franklin

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
— Benjamin Franklin

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
— Benjamin Franklin

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
— Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
— Benjamin Franklin

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
— Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
— Benjamin Franklin

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Bill Gates

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Bill Gates

640K ought to be enough for anybody.
— Bill Gates

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
— Bill Gates

At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top – I’m afraid that’s not quite right.
— Bill Gates

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
— Bill Gates

DOS is ugly and interferes with users’ experience.
— Bill Gates

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Leonardo da Vinci

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Leonardo da Vinci

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
— Leonardo da Vinci

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
— Leonardo da Vinci

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
— Leonardo da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
— Leonardo da Vinci

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
— Leonardo da Vinci

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Plato

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Plato

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
— Plato

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
— Plato

A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
— Plato

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
— Plato

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
— Plato

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Anthony Robbins

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Anthony Robbins

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
— Anthony Robbins

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
— Anthony Robbins

For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.
— Anthony Robbins

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?
— Anthony Robbins

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
— Anthony Robbins

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Socrates

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Socrates

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
— Socrates

All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
— Socrates

An honest man is always a child.
— Socrates

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
— Socrates

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
— Socrates

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Mark Twain

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Mark Twain

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
— Mark Twain

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
— Mark Twain

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
— Mark Twain

A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
— Mark Twain

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.
— Mark Twain

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Warren Buffett

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Warren Buffett

A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
— Warren Buffett

Beware of geeks bearing formulas.
— Warren Buffett

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
— Warren Buffett

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
— Warren Buffett

I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.
— Warren Buffett

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Aristotle

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Aristotle

A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.
— Aristotle

A friend to all is a friend to none.
— Aristotle

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
— Aristotle

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
— Aristotle

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
— Aristotle

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Albert Einstein

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Albert Einstein

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
— Albert Einstein

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
— Albert Einstein

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
— Albert Einstein

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
— Albert Einstein

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
— Albert Einstein

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
— Albert Einstein

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