Monday Quotes 2018 Collection

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“Monday Quotes” is something I started in 2015 and every week I like to share a little something on social media to inspire, motivate and make you think a little about the week ahead in business and in life.

“If you have a family mission statement that clarifies what your purpose is, then you use that as the criterion by which you make the decisions.”
Stephen Covey

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.”
Hodding Carter

“We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.”
Roy L. Smith

“I’ve trained all my life not to be distracted by distractions.”
Nik Wallenda

“Much of everyday life is filled with opportunities to be distracted. Our possessions… entertainment… cares and anxieties… and even the passionate desire and pursuit of things, some good and not so good, can keep our minds and hearts caught up in a flurry of activity.”
Joyce Meyer

“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”
Colin Powell

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”
Edgar Allan Poe

“Never assume you can’t do something. Push yourself to redefine the boundaries.”
Brian Chesky

“Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.”
Amitabh Bachchan

“Don’t think you can be brave with your life and your work and never disappoint anyone. It doesn’t work that way.”
Brené Brown

“Of course I work hard. Why shouldn’t I? Who am I to think I should get things the easy way?”
Judy Holliday

“Retiring is the easy way out.”
Venus Williams

“Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.”
Peter Drucker

“What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history.”
Warren Buffet

“Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.”
Eliyahu Goldratt

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”
Napoleon Hill

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
Napoleon Hill

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”
Napoleon Hill

“If you have the time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it.”
Anthony J. D’Angelo

“People complain not because something sucks. People complain because they’re looking for empathy and to feel connected with those around them. Unfortunately, complaining is maybe the least useful way to connect with other human beings.”
Mark Manson

“Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.”
Zig Ziglar

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Success is not an accident. When you put yourself in the right place at the right time, then you’re likely to be more successful because of how you prepare yourself on a daily basis.”
Andrew Cherng

“The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.”
Ray Kroc

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
Dale Carnegie

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.”
Mark Victor Hansen

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”
Peter T. McIntyre

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”
Robert Frost

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

“If organizations lack clear purpose or they keep changing it, employees will become confused with their own purpose and, in turn, they’ll end up confusing their customers.”
Ginger Hardage, Founder of Unstoppable Cultures

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”
Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric

“Until I came to IBM, I probably would have told you that culture was just one among several important elements in any organization’s success – along with vision, strategy, marketing, financials, and the like… I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, it is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.”
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Former CEO of IBM

“What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.”
Marilyn vos Savant, American magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”
William Faulkner, American writer and Nobel Prize laureate

“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.”
Robert J. McCracken, United States Representative from Idaho

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
Aaron Siskind, American Photographer

“Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So it’s good to capture people when they are themselves.”
Patrick Demarchelier, French Photographer

“To me, the magic of photography, per se, is that you can capture an instant of a second that couldn’t exist before and couldn’t exist after. It’s almost like a cowboy that draws his gun. You draw a second before or after, you miss and you’re dead – not them. To me, photography’s always like that.”
Mario Testino, Perunian Photographer

“The world’s a forest, in which all lose their way; though by a different path each goes astray.”
George Villiers

“Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.”

“Passion without focus can lead you astray.”
Ken Auletta

“What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. A lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.”
Emma Stone

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
Coco Chanel

“Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.”
Benjamin E. Mays

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
Winston Churchill

“Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination.”
Grace Lichtenstein

“Act as if it were impossible to fail.”
Dorothea Brand

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”
Robert H. Schuller, Pastor, motivational speaker & author

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

“You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they have been a mistake. Those moments of decision are so difficult.”
Helen Mirren, English actor who achieved the Triple Crown of Acting

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author, “Life’s Little Instruction Book”

“Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.”
Simon Sinek, Author of “Start With Why”

“I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off.”
Shakira, Columbian singer

“Every age has its’ massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.”
Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, philanthropist and venture capitalist

“Seeing-is-believing is a blind spot in man’s vision.”
R Buckminster Fuller, American architect, author and futurist

“We have to have a version of our own story that we keep telling ourselves that allows us to get up in the morning. This version of yourself is what you sell to yourself. I think it necessarily includes…not looking at certain things. Everybody’s got some blind spots.”
Steven Soderberg, American filmmaker, producer and actor

“Superheroes are the best of us. Never mind all those powers or the crazy costumes. The heart of a superhero is meant to inspire.”
Marjorie Liu, New York Times best-selling author & comic book writer

“This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences.”
Captain America, Fictional superhero

“You are much stronger than you think you are. Trust me.”
Superman, Fictional superhero in American comic books

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment.”
Leo Buscaglia, American author & motivational speaker

“Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”
Sam Walton, American businessman & entrepreneur

“Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They’re just more engaged at work.”
Tom Rath, American author (StrengthsFinder 2.0) and consultant

“Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame.”
Lady Bird Johnson, American socialite & First Lady of the United States (1963-1969)

“If you see a snake, just kill it – don’t appoint a committee on snakes.”
Ross Perot, American business magnate & former politician

“A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.”
Elbert Hubbard, American writer, publisher & Philosopher

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created spring.”
Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher

“One morning every spring, for exactly two minutes, Israel comes to a stop. Pedestrians stand in place, drivers pull over to the side of the road, and nobody speaks, sings, eats, or drinks as the nation pays respect to the victims of the Nazi genocide. From the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea, the only sounds one hears are sirens.”
Michael Specter, American journalist

“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”
Mark Twain, American humorist, writer, entrepreneur

“If you believe, unbelievable things can sometimes be possible.”
Tim Tebow, professional American football quarterback & professional baseball outfielder

“When I hear that I realize how quickly time passes and how everybody goes on a journey and they’re always unbelievable and they never go where you think they’re going to take you.”
Rob Lowe, American actor, producer & director

“I like to use ‘I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter’ on my toast in the morning, because sometimes when I eat breakfast, I like to be incredulous. How was breakfast? Unbelievable.”
Demetri Martin, American comedian, actor, director, cartoonist and musician

“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.”
Warren Bennis, American scholar & author

“Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.”
Paul Hawken, American environmentalist & entrepreneur

“Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.”
Peter Drucker, Management consultant, educator & author

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
Charlie Chaplin, an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer

“There is little success where there is little laughter.”
Andrew Carnegie, an American industrialist and philanthropist

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”
Kurt Vonnegut, an American writer

“Every great story happened when someone decided not to give up.”
Spryte Loriano, Award winning entrepreneur & trauma therapist

“What is grit? Grit is refusing to give up. It’s persistence. It’s making your own luck.”
Peter Diamandis, Executive Chairman of the X Prize Foundation

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
T.S. Eliot, A major poets of the twentieth century

“Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom or absolutes.”
Christopher Reeve, American actor

“The weather today is partly angry, leading to resignation and ultimatums.”
Chuck Palahniuk, American novelist & freelance journalist

“Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you’re prepared to lose.”
Abigail Van Buren, American advice columnist “Dear Abby”

“I praise loudly. I blame softly.”
Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia from 1762 – 1796

“Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They’re just more engaged at work.”
Tom Rath, Author of StrengthsFinder 2.0

“Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”
Sam Walton, American entrepreneur, founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club

“Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”
Don Miguel Ruiz, Mexican author

“Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been.”
Hillary Clinton, American politician, diplomat, lawyer and writer

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
John Barrymore, American actor

“Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.”
Bill Watterson, American Cartoonist (Calvin & Hobbes)

“Recently I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?”
Thomas J. Watson, American Businessman (CEO of IBM 1914 to 1956)

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant. For no matter what we achieve, if we don’t spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we cannot possibly have a great life. But if we spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect – people we really enjoy being on the bus with and who will never disappoint us – then we will almost certainly have a great life, no matter where the bus goes. The people we interviewed from the good-to-great companies clearly loved what they did, largely because they loved who they did it with.”
Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great

“Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.”
Don Henley, American Musician

“Sometimes burning bridges isn’t a bad thing. It prevents you from going back to a place you should never have been to begin with.”

“The only bad thing about burning your bridges behind you is that the world is round.”

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Albert Einstein, German born physicist

“If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?”
Shantideva, 8th Century Buddhist monk & scholar

“We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right problem.”
Russell L. Ackoff, American organizational theorist

“Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.”
Karl Marx, German philosopher & economist

“You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at one time.”

“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”
Harold S. Geneen, American Businessman

“If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”
C. JoyBell C., Author

“If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do its best.”
Beth Moore, Founder of Living Proof Ministries

“Remember that when a family member passes away, they take a library of memories with them. It’s a genealogist’s duty to record them before that happens.”

“Life is lived forwards but understood backwards.”

“It is hard to believe … but one day you will be an ancestor.”

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.”
Marjorie Holmes, Columnist and Christian Author

“I wish we could put some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”
Harlan Miller, American Football Safety

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”
Steve Jobs, Business Magnate & Co-founder of Apple, Inc.

“I work because I’m hungry. I’m hungry because I have goals. Those goals are based on my dreams and my dreams will soon become my reality.”

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”
Tommy Lasorda, Former major league baseball pitcher & Manager of Los Angeles Dodgers

“Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.”
Don Miguel Ruiz, Author of The Four Agreements

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”
Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer & philosopher

“People like to know you’re listening, and something as simple as a clarification question shows not only that you are listening but that you also care about what they’re saying. You’ll be surprised how much respect and appreciation you gain just by asking good questions.”
Travis Bradberry, Coauthor, Emotional Intelligence 2.0

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
Frank A. Clark, American Politician born 1860

“There’s no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things!”
Oprah Winfrey, Media Executive, Actress, Television Producer & Philanthropist

“Do what is right, not what is easy.”
Roy T. Bennett, Author of The Light in the Heart

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
Henry David Thoreau, Author

“The key to being a good manager or a good entrepreneur is to pick the right people. Pick the right people, and they’ll make you look good.”
Joe Gibbs, NASCAR Championship team owner & former NHRA team owner.

“Leaders must exemplify integrity and earn the trust of their teams through their everyday actions. When you do this, you set high standards for everyone at your company. And when you do so with positive energy and enthusiasm for shared goals and purpose, you can deeply connect with your team and customers.”
Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin

“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”
Richard Branson, Business magnate, investor, author

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”
Sam Walton, American businessman & entrepreneur

“Customer service should not be a department. It should be the entire company.”
Tony Hsieh, Internet entrepreneur & venture capitalist

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
John Lennon, Singer, songwriter & peace activist

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”
Albert Einstein, Theoretical physicist

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
Nicole Reed, author

“Ever since I made tomorrow my favorite day, I’ve been uncomfortable looking back.”
Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster

“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”
Michael Phelps, retired competitive swimmer & most decorated Olympian of all time

“Be careful in dealing with a man who cares nothing for comfort or promotion but is simply determined to do what he believes to be right. He is a dangerous uncomfortable enemy, because his body, which you can always conquer, gives you little purchase upon his soul.”
Gilbert Murray, British classical scholar

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
Tony Robbins, American entrepreneur, philanthropist & life coach

“Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.”
Phil McGraw, Television personality (Dr. Phil), author & psychologist

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Theodore Roosevelt, American statesman & 26th President of the United States

“The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms.”
Neal Boortz, American Author, Attorney & Former Conservative Radio Host

“Life is about choices. Some we regret, some we’re proud of. Some will haunt us forever. The message: we are what we chose to be.”
Graham Brown, Author

“If you want to succeed at any job, make yourself invaluable. Go the extra mile; make them never be able to imagine what life without you… would be like.”
Ross Mathews

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”
Elbert Hubbard

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Francis of Assisi

“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”
Liberty Hyde Bailey

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”
John Maxwell, Author and Speaker

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Howard Thurman, Author and Philosopher

“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Philosopher

“If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.”
T. Alan Armstrong, Author and Writer

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”
Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese Writer

“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it, you almost don’t have to manage them.”
Jack Welch, Retired CEO of General Electric

“Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.”
Robert South, English churchman 1634-1716

“The traditional markers people use for hiring can be wrong – profoundly wrong.”
Vivienne Ming, Theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”
George S. Patton, General, United States Army

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

“Early on I realized that I had to hire people smarter and more qualified than I was …and I had to let go of a lot of decision making. I can’t tell you how hard that is. But if you’ve imprinted your values on the people around you, you can dare to trust them to make the right moves.”
Howard Schultz, Former Starbucks CEO

“The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.”
Agha Hasan Abedi, Pakistani banker and philanthropist

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

“Declining productivity and quality means your unit production costs stay high but you don’t have as much to sell. Your workers don’t want to be paid less, so to maintain profits, you increase your prices. That’s inflation.”
W. Edwards Deming

“Profits, like sausages…are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.”
Alvin Toffler

“You must consider the bottom line but make it integrity before profits.”
Denis Waitley

“Leaders who understand the importance of the intangible elements contributing to workplace culture become sensitive to what makes their organization truly special. That is how they define core values and beliefs that are unique, simple, leader-led, repetitive, and embedded – transforming themselves from good to exceptional.”
Punit Renjen, CEO Deloitte

“Anyone can show exceptional leadership ability in easy times. When all’s going to plan, anyone can be inspirational/excellent/innovative and strong. The real question is how do you show up when everything’s falling apart?”
Robin S. Sharma, Author

“The best advice is often the compliments received, and they are often about an associate who did something exceptional. I tell my teams that it’s the random acts of kindness, the unexpected, that people remember most.”
Barry Sternlicht, Chairman Starwood Capital Group

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
Helen Keller

“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path.”
Soledad O’Brien

“Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.”
V.S. Naipaul

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
John C. Maxwell

“Lead by listening – to be a good leader you have to be a great listener.”
Richard Branson

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
Jack Welch

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
Peter Drucker

“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by friction.
Heinrich Heine

“The truth is that all civic and social change is friction. Politics is friction. The only way you can bend the arc of history is to create that kind of friction, which is something that makes most people incredibly uncomfortable.”
Nick Hanauer

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”
W. Edwards Deming

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

“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”
Albert Einstein

“Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers.”
Simon Sinek

“It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.”
Fletcher Knebel

“The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.”
Jacob Lew

“A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.”
Robert Southey

“An expert knows all the answers – if you ask the right questions.”
Levi Strauss

“An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.”
Edward de Bono

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
Annie Dilliard

“All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.”
Baltasar Gracian

“Time is what we want most, but… what we use worst.”
William Penn

“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”
Mason Cooley

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