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Conquering Fear

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
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
It’s so much easier to do something new than to do something well.
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.
Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
Bill Belichick
New England Patriots Head Coach
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Bill Gates
American Businessman, Microsoft Founder
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
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
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
American Politician, Sociologist and Diplomat
Being early and being wrong are sometimes not that different.
David ibnAle
Investment Banker
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1.
Warren Buffett
American Investor
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Wayne Gretzky
Professional Hockey Player
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the entrepreneur adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
Often Quoted Writer of Inspirational Maxims
The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
William Faulkner
Author, “Requiem for a Nun”
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
If you presume, you are putting ‘P’ on your resume.
Stephen Colbert
American Comedian, Writer, Producer, Actor and TV Host
Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent.
Steve Martin
American Actor
With Early Stage companies, it’s never one thing. It’s always one thing after another.
Tim Cartwright
CEO, Tamiami Angels
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
With good people, you can do anything. With bad people, nothing helps.
Erwin Kelen
Veteran Minneapolis Investor
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Groucho Marx
American Comedian, Writer, Stage, Film, Radio and TV Star
As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist: Developed the Theory of Relativity
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
Charles De Gaulle
French General and Statesman
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand
Novelist, Philosopher “Atlas Shrugged”
Creativity is great – but not in accounting.
Charles (Red) Scott
American CEO and Business Coach
There is great power in ignorance and naivete.
Chuck Lorre
Television Producer
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Daniele Varè
Italian Diplomat and Author
There’s no fun like work.
Dr. Charles H. Mayo
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!
Dwight D. Eisenhower
American Army General, Statesman and 34th U.S. President
I believe that smart people working hard will eventually get lucky.
Erwin Kelen
Veteran Minneapolis Investor
There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
Salvador Dali
Spanish Surrealist