He who knows the universe and does not
know himself knows nothing.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
The more arguments you win, the fewer
friends you’ll have.
ANONYMOUS BUT TOTALLY ACCURATE
It isn’t that they can’t see the solution.
It’s that they can’t see the problem.
I can resist everything except temptation.
By working faithfully eight hours a day
you may eventually get to be boss and
work twelve hours a day.
Do more than is required. What is the
distance between someone who achieves
their goals consistently and those who
spend their lives and careers merely
following? The extra mile.
Gary Ryan Blair
Effective leadership is putting first things
first. Effective management is discipline,
carrying it out.
Every day I get up and look through the
Forbes list of the richest people in
America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
I rate enthusiasm even above
If one does not know to which port one is
sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If you can count your money, you don't
have a billion dollars.
J. Paul Getty
In the business world, everyone is paid in
two coins: cash and experience. Take the
experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold S. Geneen
Most of what we call management
consists of making it difficult for people
to get their work done.
Success or failure in business is caused
more by the mental attitude even than by
The first responsibility of a leader is to
define reality. The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
Max de Pree
Whenever you find yourself on the side
of the majority, it is time to pause and
You can't operate a company by fear,
because the way to eliminate fear is to
avoid criticism. And the way to avoid
criticism is to do nothing.
A successful man is one who can lay a
firm foundation with the bricks others
have thrown at him.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to
have tried is the true failure.
George Edward Woodberry
One secret of success in life is for a man
to be ready for his opportunity when it
Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is wanting what you get.
The man who will use his skill and constructive
imagination to see how much he can give for a
dollar, instead of how little he can give for a
dollar, is bound to succeed.
The biggest mistake that you can make is to
believe that you are working for somebody
else. Job security is gone. The driving force
of a career must come from the individual.
Remember: Jobs are owned by the
company, you own your career!
Everything has been said before, but
since nobody listens we have to keep
going back and beginning all over again.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Good judgment comes from experience
and experience comes from bad
Going to work for a large company is like
getting on a train. Are you going sixty
miles an hour or is the train going sixty
miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
J. Paul Getty
The supreme accomplishment is to blur
the line between work and play.
Arnold J. Toynbee
There are one hundred men seeking
security to one able man who is willing to
risk his fortune.
J. Paul Getty
Hard work without talent is a shame, but
talent without hard work is a tragedy.