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  1. 1. 100 QUOTATIONS TO MAKE YOU THINK by Wolfgang Riebe Published by Mind Power Publications at Smashwords This book is available at www.mindpowerpublications.com Copyright © 2010 by Wolfgang Riebe www.wolfgangriebe.com For further titles – see end of bookAll rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyrightreserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book. Smashwords Edition, License Notes This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with anotherperson, please purchase an additional copy for each person you share it with. If you’re reading this book and did not purchaseit, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.*****
  2. 2. Welcome to the first book in a series of publications onquotations by unknown authors. Here you will find a collectionof one hundred life philosophies, from unknown authors whichI trust, will put life into perspective and give you plenty to thinkabout. Some are funny, others more serious, but with eachcomes a deep seeded message to help you become a better you. 1.) More gold has been mined from the thoughts of menthan has been taken from the earth. So dust off the cobwebsand use all those great ideas you have! 2.) Free advice is the kind that costs you nothing unless youact upon it. 3.) Opportunities are found by those who look for them!The bee has a sting but honey too... so look at every negativeand make a positive out of it. 4.) Wake up and stop falling prey to the conditioning of themedia and society around you. Its only those people who areawake that live in a state of constant amazement. 5.) Most things that we think are impossible in life, isbecause we have never tried them. So go for every dream andopportunity before making a judgement. 6.) Its important to focus on one thing at a time. Even in theRoman times they understood this with their Proverb; "Theman who chases two rabbits catches none." 7.) Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent lifeexists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried tocontact us. 8.) The best way to predict your future is to create it! 9.) Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile intheir shoes. That way when you criticise them, you are a mileaway from them and you have their shoes. 10.) It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply toserve as a warning to others. 11.) May your life be like toilet paper... long and useful. 12.) If you think you are too small to be effective, you have
  3. 3. never been in the dark with a mosquito! 13.) Success comes in cans, failure in cants. 14.) The difference between an optimist and a pessimist isthat an optimist thinks this is the best possible world. Apessimist fears that this is true. 15.) If at first you dont succeed, then skydiving definitelyisnt for you! 16.) A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wiseman tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when herlips are closed. 17.) Never be afraid to try something new. Remember,amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. 18.) The latest new dance craze is called, "The Politician."Its two steps forward, one step backward, and then a side step. 19.) A wise man does in the beginning, what a foolish mandoes in the end. 20.) If you cant see the bright side of life, polish the dullside. 21.) My favourite saying: A positive attitude may not solveall your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make itworth the effort! 22.) Its all about your attitude... Some people complainbecause there are thorns on roses, while others praise thorns forhaving roses among them. 23.) A kiss is just a pleasant reminder that two heads arebetter than one. 24) How things look on the outside of us depends on howthings are on the inside of us. 25) If you are facing in the right direction, all you have todo is keep on walking in order to reach your dreams. 26) Its not hard to make decisions when you know whatyour values are. 27) Everyone is gifted - but some people never open theirpackage!
  4. 4. 28) There is no elevator to success. You have to take thestairs. 29) The greatest oak was once a little nut that held itsground! 30) When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. 31) The best angle from which to approach any problem isthe try-angle. 32) Lifes problems wouldnt be called "hurdles" if therewerent a way to get over them. 33) Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble thatcauses you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path andyou will find you have crossed the mountain. 34) Its not who you are that keeps you back, its who youthink youre not. So start believing in yourself! 35) Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. 36) The waiting man gets the wind behind him. So stoprushing into things and plan properly in order to be successful. 37) Ive learned that I should have told my Mom and Dadthat I love & appreciate them more often than I did. 38) Ive learned that to ignore the facts does not change thefacts. 39) Ive learned that its those small daily happenings thatmake life so spectacular. So start enjoying those little things inlife - it does make a difference. 40) Ive learned that everyone you meet deserves to begreeted with a smile. It makes his or her day, and mine too! 41) Ive learned that the easiest way for me to grow as aperson is to make sure that I surround myself with peoplesmarter than I am. 42) Ive learned one very interesting thing about money... itdoesnt buy class. 43) Ive learned that no matter how serious your life requiresyou to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with. It kind of
  5. 5. brings you back down to earth again. 44) Ive learned that when youre in love, it shows. So startloving life, your job and those around you - it makes a hugedifference! 45) Ive learned that sometimes all a person needs in life, isa hand to hold and a heart to understand. 46) Ive learned that life is tough, but Im tougher! 47) I have learned that when you harbour bitterness,happiness will dock elsewhere. 48) Ive learned that everyone wants to live on top of themountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while youreclimbing it. 49) Ive learned that a smile is an inexpensive way toimprove your looks. 50) Ive learned that the best classroom in the world is at thefeet of an elderly person. 51) Did you know that opportunities are never lost? Thatsbecause someone will always take the ones you miss! 52) The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people sayyou cannot do. 53) Its a funny thing about life... if you refuse to acceptanything but the best... you very often get it. 54) Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows oflife. 55) Solid advice: If you always tell the truth, you never haveto remember anything! 56) Always laugh when you can. It is cheapest medicine. 57) You could have everything, where would you put it? 58) Borrow money from a pessimist - they dont expect itback. 59) The road to success is dotted with many temptingparking places. 60) There is no telling how many miles you will have to runwhile chasing a dream.
  6. 6. 61) No one is perfect... thats why pencils have erasers. 62) Great dancers arent great because of their technique;they are great because of their passion. 63) Volunteers are not paid - not because they are worthless,but because they are priceless. 64) A society grows great when old men plant trees whoseshade they know they shall never sit in. 65) Time goes by so fast; people go in and out of your life.You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people howmuch they mean to you. 66) Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch yourwords; they become actions. Watch your actions; they becomehabits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch yourcharacter; it becomes your destiny. 67) Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrenderwhat you are for what you could become. 68) Failing to plan means planning to fail. What are yourgoals? 69) A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and its easy toexchange. 70) The mark of a successful man is one that has spent anentire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it. 71) A genius is a person who shoots at something no oneelse can see - and hits it. 72) Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first youdont succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is asolution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.The greatest mistake is giving up. 73) Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, theromance and you find out you still care for that person. 74) Theres a difference between interest and commitment.When youre interested in doing something, you do it onlywhen circumstance permit. When youre committed tosomething, you accept no excuses, only results.
  7. 7. 75) Beauty is only skin-deep, but ugly goes clear to thebone. 76) Many an opportunity is lost because a man is outlooking for four-leaf clovers. 77) Take twice as long to eat half as much. 78) If you cannot help worrying, remember that worryingcannot help you. 79) Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time- the cemetery. 80) There are only two things to worry about, either you arehealthy or you are sick. If you are healthy, then there is nothingto worry about. But if you are sick there are only two things toworry about, either you will get well or you will die. If you getwell, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you die thereare only two things to worry about, either you will go toheaven or to hell. If you go to heaven, then there is nothing toworry about. And if you to go hell, youll be so darn busyshaking hands with your friends you wont have time to worry. 81) Dont worry if you are a kleptomaniac... you can alwaystake something for it. 82) The whole world steps aside for the man who knowswhere he is going. 83) To reach a great height a person needs to have greatdepth. 84) Bad habits are like a comfortable bed; they are easy toget into, but hard to get out of. 85) A half-baked idea is okay as long as its in the oven. 86) Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is notaccepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then itmust be accepted. 87) Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm. 88) Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time,so we are quits. 89) Forgiveness is all about me giving up my right to hurt
  8. 8. you for hurting me. 90) There are no speed limits on the road to excellence. 91) Any man who knows all the answers most likelymisunderstood the questions. 92) You have to do what others wont. To achieve whatothers dont. 93) Achieving starts with believing in yourself. 94) Tears are words the heart cant express. 95) It is easier to believe a lie that you have heard athousand times, than the truth that you have only heard once. 96) The best teachers teach from the heart, not from thebook. 97) It will do no good to argue if youre in the wrong. Ifyoure right, you dont need to. 98) Winners make goals... losers make excuses! 99) Be careful of the words you say, keep them soft andsweet; You never know from day to day which ones youll haveto eat. 100) If you cannot help worrying, remember that worryingcannot help you either. Today is the tomorrow you worriedabout yesterday. If you worry you die, if you dont worry youdie, so why worry?***** I trust these quotations have given you a little more insightinto life and inspired you to see that you are in control of yourdestiny. Its all about your attitude in life that determines whoyou become.***** I have daily free Quotations on my Facebook page. Why notjoin and ‘Like’ my page and enjoy them too? Like me at
  9. 9. www.facebook.com/wolfgang.riebe***** Sign up to my FREE video course on 4 Life Truths that canchange YOUR life! Visit www.mindshiftguru.com.***** Would you like to be inspired every month? And completelyFREE? Subscribe to my monthly Useletter - its called a Useletterrather than a newsletter because its about you and for you -hence you use it. It is sent out in the first week of every monthand you dont have to buy anything! There are no catches. I ama motivational speaker because it is my calling, hence it is anhonour for me to be able to guide you in your life and in turnmake this world a better place for all of us. Simply visit www.wolfgangriebe.com and a pop up willappear asking you to subscribe. Its as easy as that. Furthermore, every month I have Video Quick Tips, alsocompletely FREE on my You Tube Channel,inspiringtheworld. You can watch them in English, German orAfrikaans and they are 1 - 2 minute tips on living a better life.Simply click on the link above to visit the site. For more Free Downloads, click here: Further products (Books, DVDs & Audio CDs) by Wolfgang Riebe all available from www.mindpowerpublications.com, or amazon.com*****
  10. 10. About the author: Wolfgang Riebe, PhD in Communications, futurist, bestselling author, international keynote speaker and corporatecomedy illusionist, is a world leader when it comes to changingattitudes, inspiration and motivation. He has inspired millions of people worldwide withappearances in over 128 countries - from Hollywood toSingapore. Star of numerous television shows and many of hisown prime time TV series, coupled with 26 years experience inthe speaking, service and entertainment industry, make him aworld leader in his field. He is the immediate Past President ofthe Professional Speakers Association of SA 2010 - 2012 andconsidered to be a world leader in this industry. In 2012 theNational Speakers Association (NSA) awarded Wolfgang theCSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation, which isthe highest award given to any professional speaker in thespeaking world. This designation is currently held by 708professional speakers globally. From symposiums, conferences, strategic planning sessions,cruise liners, television to expeditions, his vast variety ofincredible life experiences make him the perfect host as yourKeynote Speaker, Master of Ceremonies and Celebrity ComedyEntertainer, turning your whole event into an unforgettablesophisticated experience. “Greatness in a Speaker, is defined by passion, humility,sincerity and personal experience, coupled with his ability tocapture, communicate and entertain his audience, while stillsharing practical, sustainable and immediately implementablelife skills which have a positive effect on all present.”Wolfgang RiebeDiscover other titles by Wolfgang RiebeDiscover Your MagicLife Lessons for the Heart
  11. 11. 450 Home Business IdeasThe Art of RomanceSales Secrets & Negotiation SkillsWorking on Cruise Ships as an Entertainer & SpeakerOne Liners You Will UseOne Goal, Many PathsTips for SpeakersConnect with Me Online:Twitter: http://twitter.com/wolfgang_riebeMy blog: http://wolfgangriebe.com/Blog/Blog.htmlFree Inspirational Video Quicktips:www.youtube.com/user/inspiringtheworldFree Monthly Inspirational Useletter:www.wolfgangriebe.com