Every once in a while, we all need to step back from the daily grind of business and look at the big picture. Here is a selection of insightful quotes to help you do just that - from great business leaders and philosophers of our time...
High expectations are the key to everything.
Founder of Wal Mart
Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.
Legendary Home Run hitter and Baseball Hall of Famer
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further
we make it go.
Humor writer and lecturer in the United States
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight David Eisenhower
34th President of the United States
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
Greatest basketball player of all time
People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
Social ecologist and father of modern management
If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.
William Edwards Deming
American Business philosopher & consultant
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
Bestselling Amercian author
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out
how far one can go.
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Poet & Nobel Pirze winner (1888 - 1965)
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
American lecturer and writer (1835 - 1910)
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
American entreprenuer, author, and motivational speaker
You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just don't see them.
America's highest paid marketing consultant
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
An American poet, memoirist, and actress
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
A Protestant preacher and author
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed
the lessons of failure.
Founder of Microsoft
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd President of the Uniteded States
It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.
American lecturer and writer (1863 - 1947)
Money is only a tool.
It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, and screenwriter.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Seneca the Younger
Advisor to Emperor Nero (4 BC - AD 65)
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
William A. Ward
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.
French author (1844 - 1924)
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them … into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
A British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist
100% of the shots you don't take,
don't go in.
All time leading NHL goal scorer