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We can’t solve problems using the same thinking that we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist: Developed the Theory of Relativity
The power of compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world.
Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist: Developed the Theory of Relativity
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer
Alsatian Theologian, Organist, Writer, Humanitarian, Philosopher and Physician
If I’m the smartest guy in the room, I’m in the wrong room.
Alexander Crowell
Managing Director, PureTerra Ventures
Design is an agent of change, which can help us to make sense of what is happening and to turn it to our advantage.
Alice Rawsthorn
Design Critic and Author
I never read. I just look at pictures.
Andy Warhol
American Artist, Director and Producer
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
Anita Roddick
British Businesswoman, Human Rights Activist, Environmental Campaigner
If you can’t stand the heat, don’t tickle the dragon.
Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth.
Greek Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor, Astronomer
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Science Fiction Writer
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Arthur C. Clarke
Science Fiction Writer
Nothing is easy. If you want to do nothing, that’s easy.
Author Unknown
It’s so much easier to do something new than to do something well.
Author Unknown
At the opening of the Hoover Dam, a beaver told a rabbit: ‘Well, I didn’t build it. But it’s based on my idea.
Author Unknown
Mediocre people are always at their best.
Author Unknown
When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
Benjamin Franklin
American Polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
American Polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin
American Polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S.
Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin
American Polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S.
Terrible is the temptation to do good!
Bertolt Brecht
German Theatre Practitioner, Playwright and Poet
Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
Bill Belichick
New England Patriots Head Coach
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Bill Gates
American Businessman, Microsoft Founder
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Bill Gates
American Businessman, Microsoft Founder
They say the secret of success is being at the right place at the right time, but since you never know when the right time is going to be, I figure the trick is to find the right place and just hang around.
Bill Watterson
American Cartoonist
It’s not a good strategy until it costs you something to pursue.
Bob Goldstein
CEO of Sonen Capital
God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason.
Bob Goldstein
CEO of Sonen Capital
I don’t try to reinvent the wheel. I just try to change the spokes.
Brian Granger
Associate Professor California Polytechnic
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.
Buckminster Fuller
American Architect, Systems Theorist, Author, Designer, Investor and Futurist
Never judge the characters you play… That’s the first rule of acting.
Chadwick Boseman
American Actor
To understand a company, spend time with its customers.
Charles (Red) Scott
American CEO and Business Coach
Be careful – a little success can create a whole lot of overhead.
Charles (Red) Scott
American CEO and Business Coach
About right now is better than exactly wrong later.
Charles (Red) Scott
American CEO and Business Coach
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.
Charles Darwin
Success is easy if you think of it like rust: It’s inevitable if you keep at it.
Charles Shaw (Two Buck Chuck)
American Vintner
If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.
Chinese Proverb
The fact that others are bad does not imply that you are good.
Chinese Proverb
Make sure that the best thing to happen to your customer today is you.
Christopher Chanski
VP Sales & Marketing, Illes Foods
There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.
Coco Chanel
American Fashion Designer
It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.
Chinese Philosopher
You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I will ruin you.
Cornelius Vanderbilt
American Business Magnate and Philanthropist
Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
Dale Carnegie
American Writer and Lecturer
Make no little plans.
Daniel H. Burnham
American Architect and Urban Designer
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
American Politician, Sociologist and Diplomat
Humility is the most underrated aspect of being an entrepreneur. Once your head gets too big, you’re cooked.
Danny Meyer
New York City Restaurateur and CEO
Being early and being wrong are sometimes not that different.
David ibnAle
Investment Banker
Good enough never is.
Debbi Fields
Founder of Mrs. Fields Bakeries
An entrepreneur is someone who shoots an arrow and then runs to move the target, so the arrow hits it.
Dick Rennick
CEO of American Leak Detection
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Dolly Parton
American Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Producer, Author
Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.
Don Corleone
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
Douglas Adams
Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi
Discoverer of Vitamin C
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Baptist Minister and Activist
If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.
Ecclesiastes 10:4
Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
Edward H. Harriman
American Businessman
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Edward John Phelps, Esq.
Founder of American Bar Association
You can’t really run the company by pissing off the scientists who do the work.
Erwin Kelen
Veteran Minneapolis Investor
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Terry Pratchett
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss in enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson
28th U.S. President
He that can’t endure the bad will not live to see the good.
Yiddish Proverb
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Walter Bagehot
British Journalist, Businessman and Essayist
It’s hard to teach a young dog old tricks.
Warren Buffet
American Investor
We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
Warren Buffet
American Investor
There is nothing like writing to force you to think and get your thoughts straight.
Warren Buffet
American Investor