Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Quotes Collection 4

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared that an army of lions led by a deer.
-Phillip II of Macedon

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog- the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
-Corrie Ten Boom

The ultimate mission statement:
We will try our darnedest to have the company survive, earn a good profit, reward those who have invested in us, do our very best by our customers, and treat our employees so well that they will enjoy coming to work each day.

What’s popular is not always right. You say polls are against this. Polls measure changing feelings, not steadfast principles. Polls would have rejected the Ten Commandments. Polls would have embraced slavery and ridiculed women’s rights. You say we must draw this to a close. I say we must draw a line between right and wrong. And we must do it so every kid in America can see it. The point is not whether the president can prevail, but whether truth can prevail.
-J.C Watts, US Representative from Oklahoma commenting on the historic House vote to impeach the president

One of the worst mistakes anyone can make is to ever think they are working for someone else.

I do not want men of experience working for me. The experienced man is always telling me why something can not be done. He is smart; his is intelligent; he thinks he knows the answers. The fellow who has not had any experience is so dumb he does not know a thing can not be done- and he goes ahead and does it.
-Charles Kettering, engineer

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take, choose the bolder.
-W.J. Slim, British General

It is no use saying, “we are doing our best.” You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
-Winston Churchill

I believe that no man who holds a leader’s position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.
-Mother Jones

True merit is like a river: the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.

In the modern world of business it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.
-David M. Ogilvy, Ogilvy & Mather

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
-Napoleon Bonaparte.

It makes me nervous when people say, "I agree with everything you say." Not even I agree with everything I say.
-Jeremy Refkind.

I know how to listen when clever men are talking. That is the secret of what you call my influence.
-Hermann Sundermann

Originality is the only think that counts. But the originator uses material and ideas that occur round him and pass through him. And out if his experience comes the original creation.
-George Gershwin

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