“I quote others only in order to better express myself.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

One of my favorite things in life is finding quotes that I can memorize and live by…

This will simply be a list of my favorite quotes…

Feel free to suggest more good ones…


“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” – Andrew Carnegie

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” – Henry Ford

“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J. Kaiser

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” -Epictetus

“Improving yourself is a lot more profitable than trying to improve others.” -Dale Carnegie

“Focus on impact, not approval. If you believe you can change the world, which I hope you do, do what you believe is right and expect resistance and expect attackers. Keep calm and carry on!” – Tim Ferriss

“Rule number 1: Never lose money. Rule number 2: Never forget rule no. 1.” – Warren Buffet

“Invest in inflation. It is the only thing going up.” – Will Rogers

“If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make a fortune out of what they don`t know about economics.” – Luther Hodges

“I buy when other people are selling.” – John Paul Getty

“The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.” – John D. Rockefeller

“A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.” – Steve Jobs

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi

“A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.He is the teacher who succeeds without taking credit. And, because credit is not taken, credit is received.” – Lao Tzu

“It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.”
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“How unfortunate and how narrowing a thing it is for a man to have wealth who makes a god of it instead of a servant” – Mark Twain

“The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say. It’s terribly important for everyone to get involved. Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys.” – Sam Walton

“There are three difficulties in authorship–to write anything worth the publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to get sensible men to read it.– COLTON.”

“We must be careful about what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

“All your problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise.” – Og Mandino

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

“Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

“A big shot is a little shot who keeps on shootin’ ” – Zig Ziglar

“Just like a good customer, it’s more effective to retain key employees than to replace them.” – R.C. Mills

“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.” – Walt Disney

“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.” –Edmund Burke

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” (Leo Tolstoy)

“The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.” – Carl Jung

“You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul. (Mahatma Gandhi)

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” (Mark Twain)

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” (Bertrand Russell).

“The man who has a garden and a library has everything.” (Cicero)

“Without health there is no happiness. An attention to health, then, should take the place of every other object.” (Thomas Jefferson, 1787)

“It’s hard for bad things to happen when you have no debt.” (Howard Lutnick, CEO of Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald)

“A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.” – Bertrand Russell

“Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality.” -Michael Ellner

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a thing, his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business. I should not like to be merely a great doctor, a great lawyer, a great minister, a great politician–I should like to be also something of a man.–THEODORE PARKER.

The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choicest words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech. – Edwin Friedman

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Attributed to Benjamin Disraeli by Mark Twain