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Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer
Alsatian Theologian, Organist, Writer, Humanitarian, Philosopher and Physician
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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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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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Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth.
Archimedes
Greek Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor, Astronomer
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Nothing is easy. If you want to do nothing, that’s easy.
Author Unknown
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Terrible is the temptation to do good!
Bertolt Brecht
German Theatre Practitioner, Playwright and Poet
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Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
Bill Belichick
New England Patriots Head Coach
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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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It’s not a good strategy until it costs you something to pursue.
Bob Goldstein
CEO of Sonen Capital
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God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason.
Bob Goldstein
CEO of Sonen Capital
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To understand a company, spend time with its customers.
Charles (Red) Scott
American CEO and Business Coach
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Be careful – a little success can create a whole lot of overhead.
Charles (Red) Scott
American CEO and Business Coach
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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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If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.
Chinese Proverb
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Make sure that the best thing to happen to your customer today is you.
Christopher Chanski
VP Sales & Marketing, Illes Foods
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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
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Make no little plans.
Daniel H. Burnham
American Architect and Urban Designer
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
American Politician, Sociologist and Diplomat
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Good enough never is.
Debbi Fields
Founder of Mrs. Fields Bakeries
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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
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Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Dolly Parton
American Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Producer, Author
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Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.
Don Corleone
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We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
Douglas Adams
Author
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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Baptist Minister and Activist
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Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
Edward H. Harriman
American Businessman
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The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Edward John Phelps, Esq.
Founder of American Bar Association
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You can’t really run the company by pissing off the scientists who do the work.
Erwin Kelen
Veteran Minneapolis Investor
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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
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Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss in enthusiasm.
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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He that can’t endure the bad will not live to see the good.
Yiddish Proverb
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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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Even if you are on the right track, the train will run you over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers
American Actor
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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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Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill
English Statesman
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Strategy – is figuring out what is the most important thing for your company and deciding to focus on it and say no to everything else.
Anonymous Venture Capital Investor
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Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
Sam Walton
Retailer/Founder of Walmart
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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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If you presume, you are putting ‘P’ on your resume.
Stephen Colbert
American Comedian, Writer, Producer, Actor and TV Host
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Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent.
Steve Martin
American Actor
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With good people, you can do anything. With bad people, nothing helps.
Erwin Kelen
Veteran Minneapolis Investor
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Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, and abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.
Henry Ford
Business Magnate, Founder of Ford Motor Company
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Choice is the enemy of decision.
Guy Kawasaki
Author, “The Art of the Start”
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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
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Always make new mistakes.
Esther Dyson
American Journalist, Author, Investor, Commentator and Philanthropist
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Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
Charles De Gaulle
French General and Statesman
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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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Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Daniele Varè
Italian Diplomat and Author
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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
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I believe that smart people working hard will eventually get lucky.
Erwin Kelen
Veteran Minneapolis Investor
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I don’t want the revenue; I just want the profit.
Erwin Kelen
Veteran Minneapolis Investor
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You want to learn from experience, but you want to learn from other people’s experience when you can.
Warren Buffett
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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A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
Vinod Khosla
Venture Capital Investor
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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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There is nothing so depressing as boundless optimism.
The Wizard of Oz
Wicked Witch of the West
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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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Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist: Developed the Theory of Relativity
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Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Author Unknown
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I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I don’t have a lot of regrets.
Ed Stack
CEO/Owner, Dick’s Sporting Goods
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Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.
Earl Wilson
Journalist
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Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
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In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning in indispensable.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
American Army General, Statesman and 34th U.S. President
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Feed the strong, starve the weak. Lead with your strength and avoid protecting the weak – weak brands, weak products and weak people. Know your strengths and lead with them.
Durk Jager
American Businessman
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I don’t know what the price is, but the price knows what the price is.
Erwin Kelen
Veteran Minneapolis Investor
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Small-minded people blame others. Average people blame themselves. The wise see all blame as foolishness.
Epictetus
Greek Stoic Philosopher
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There is always a well-known solution to every human problem – neat, plausible, and wrong.
H. L. Mencken
American Journalist, Essayist, Satirist, Cultural Critic and Scholar
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I see the light when I feel the heat.
Everett Dirksen
U.S. Senator-Illinois (1959-1969)
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Sleep on your big decisions and then be decisive.
Gene Lee
CEO, Darden Restaurant
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There are only two problems in business: 1. Not enough orders. 2. Not enough capacity to ship the orders.
Erwin Kelen
Veteran Minneapolis Investor