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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
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I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead.
Charles Lindbergh
American Aviator, Military Officer, Author, Investor, Explorer and Environmental Activist
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To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
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A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
Vinod Khosla
Venture Capital Investor
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I never had an idea in my life. I’ve got no imagination. I never dream. My so-called inventions already existed in the environment – I took them out.
Thomas Edison
American Inventor
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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.
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I’m sure that you’re trying to challenge yourself to invent something new. That’s impossible.
Virgil Abloh
American Fashion Designer
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
American Polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S.
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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
Naturalist
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Nothing new ever happened before.
Benjamin Ferencz, Esq.
Lead Prosecutor, Nuremberg Trials
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If you have no idea how something is supposed to be done, I guarantee you’ll be disruptive. Let what you don’t know become your greatest asset.
Sara Blakely
Founder of Spanx
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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
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People have a historical memory that goes back to breakfast.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Ninth Prime Minister of Israel
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There’s only one boss: the customer. He can fire everybody from the chairman on down simply by spending his money elsewhere.
Sam Walton
Retailer/Founder of Walmart
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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
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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
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The customer of my customer is my customer.
Author Unknown
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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
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He that can’t endure the bad will not live to see the good.
Yiddish Proverb
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Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
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I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson
28th U.S. President
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Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist: Developed the Theory of Relativity
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The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Author, Philanthropist and Public Speaker
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Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi
Discoverer of Vitamin C
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The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand
Novelist, Philosopher “Atlas Shrugged”
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Anytime anybody says, ‘It’s good enough,’ it’s shitty.
Brian Granger
Associate Professor California Polytechnic
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The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist: Developed the Theory of Relativity
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Focus wins. Doing too many things fails.
Bill Garley
Venture Capitalist: Benchmark
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Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Bill Gates
American Businessman, Microsoft Founder
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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
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There is nothing like writing to force you to think and get your thoughts straight.
Warren Buffet
American Investor
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Entrepreneurship exists in the tiny space between madness and genius; and, its journey requires a few cross border violations across both madness and genius to get to the final destination.
The Herd Instinct
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The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
William Faulkner
Author, “Requiem for a Nun”
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Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.
Don Corleone
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A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
Author Unknown
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It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.
Confucius
Chinese Philosopher
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It’s so much easier to do something new than to do something well.
Author Unknown
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Take my factories and my money but leave me my salesmen and I’ll be back where I was in two years.
Andrew Carnegie
American Industrialist
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We’re not trying to entertain the critics… I’ll take my chances with the public.
Walt Disney
Co-Founder, The Walt Disney Company
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Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
Bill Belichick
New England Patriots Head Coach
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With Early Stage companies, it’s never one thing. It’s always one thing after another.
Tim Cartwright
CEO, Tamiami Angels
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Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth.
Archimedes
Greek Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor, Astronomer
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It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney
Co-Founder, The Walt Disney Company
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I am not a fan of lost causes. But a … of causes not yet won.
Anonymous
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There is great power in ignorance and naivete.
Chuck Lorre
Television Producer
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There is nothing so depressing as boundless optimism.
The Wizard of Oz
Wicked Witch of the West
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If you don’t listen to your customers, someone else will.
Sam Walton
Retailer/Founder of Walmart
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Focus on doing things that can’t hurt and might help. You’ll always be ahead.
Steve Gold
American Real Estate Broker
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A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Baptist Minister and Activist
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If you presume, you are putting ‘P’ on your resume.
Stephen Colbert
American Comedian, Writer, Producer, Actor and TV Host
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You can’t innovate once.
Tracey Riese
Early Stage Investor
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I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time, I am right.
Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist: Developed the Theory of Relativity
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Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.
Sergey Brin
Co-Founder, Google
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You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Wayne Gretzky
Professional Hockey Player
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We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
Warren Buffet
American Investor
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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
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When you need money, go ask for advice. When you need advice, go ask for money.
Author Unknown
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Wealth is not about having a lot of money. It’s about having a lot of options.
Chris Rock
American Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer and Director
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Done equals good.
David Silverman
American Animator
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I don’t try to reinvent the wheel. I just try to change the spokes.
Brian Granger
Associate Professor California Polytechnic
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You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.
Warren Buffett
American Investor
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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
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Things are never going to turn out the way you think they will.
Alan Arkin
American Actor, Director and Screenwriter
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Good judgment comes from experience and experience … well, that comes from poor judgment.
A.A. Milne
Author
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About right now is better than exactly wrong later.
Charles (Red) Scott
American CEO and Business Coach
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Our company is guided by three deeply held beliefs: That brands with purpose grow, companies with purpose last and people with purpose thrive.
Alan Jope
CEO, Unilever
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If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go long, go together.
African Proverb
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Make no little plans.
Daniel H. Burnham
American Architect and Urban Designer
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Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Dolly Parton
American Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Producer, Author
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Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss in enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman