June 2014 Quotes

June 2014 Quotes

A main theme of these quotes is on work ethic and risk, as we all attempt to strike a balance between avoiding mistakes and trying new things.

“I hate the word, lucky. It cheapens a lot of hard work.” – Peter Dinklage

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson (attributed)

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”  Benjamin Franklin

“The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.”  George Bernard Shaw

“The greatest achievement is to outperform yourself.”  Denis Waitley

Preparation & Opportunity

“We erroneously believe a new pair of  running shoes is the answer to running faster, when in fact it is training day in and day out that produces results.”  Me

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. The person you are now is as transient, as fleeting, and as temporary as all the people you’ve ever been. The one constant in our life, is change.” – Dan Gilbert, The Psychology of Your Future Self (source)

“You can choose to live your life with the joy of the front row or solemness of the third row. The choice is yours.”  Anonymous

“When the sea was calm all ships alike showed mastership in floating.”  William Shakespeare

“The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”  Homer, The Iliad

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain

“You only live once – but if you work it right, once is enough.”  Joe E. Lewis

“Our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often illusory.”  Matthieu Ricard, The Habits of Happiness (source)

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Ian Maclaren

“My iPhone has 2 million times the storage of the 1969 Apollo 11 computer. They went to the moon. I throw birds at pig houses.”  Bill Murray

“The faster you get back to people, the less brilliant you have to be.” – Helen Gurley Brown

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