Inspiration From Great Minds

July 13, 2012

My friends, I hope that your week has been a good one.

Here are thirty three quotes  from some great minds which I hope will inspire and invigorate you for the week to come.

1. Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid

2. I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be. – Douglas Adams

3. Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. –  Eleanor Roosevelt

4. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr

5. When you are through changing, you are through. – Bruce Barton

6. A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. – J. P. Morgan

7. Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice. – Ayn Rand

 8. Don’t find fault, find a remedy. – Henry Ford

9. Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. – Barbara Sher

10. You have to think anyway, so why not think big? – Donald Trump

11. You’re only as good as the people you hire. – Ray Kroc

12. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn

13. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. – John Barrymore

15. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. – Christopher Reeve

16. Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? – Abraham Lincoln

17. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. – Henry David Thoreau

19. Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. – Ayn Rand

20. 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. – Tony Robbins

21. A goal properly set is halfway reached. – Zig Ziglar

22. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller

23. Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. – Anais Nin

24. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. – Joseph Campbell

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

26. Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. – Thomas Jefferson

27. I will not take “but” for an answer. – Langston Hughes

28. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. – Ayn Rand

29. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

30. Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose? – Eliza Dushku

31. I can, therefore I am. – Simone Weil

32. In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved. – Rupert Murdoch

33. What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Henry David Thoreau

To your abundant success,

Leon Skaliotis – Founder, Retail Fundamentals.

Leon is an accomplished retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans.

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