Favorite Quotes

Favorite Quotes

Below are some of my favorite quotes that I come across and occasionally share on LinkedIn:

October 1, 2019:

“If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.” – Carl Sandburg.

September 30, 2019:

“The lie gets half-way around the world before the Truth can get its shoes on.” – Mark Twain.

July 24, 2019:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke.

July 23, 2019:

“Remember, when you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It is only painful for others. The same applies when you are stupid.” – Ricky Gervais

August 2, 2017:

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.” – Robert Frost

July 25, 2017:

“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.” – Robert Frost

July 22, 2017:

“Big thinking precedes great achievement.” – Wilfred Peterson

July 29, 2017:

“Nearly all men can stand adversity. But if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln.

July 16, 2017:

“Don’t be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all.” – Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella

July 15, 2017:

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H Schuller

July 12, 2017:

“Every person has the power to make others happy. Some do it simply by entering a room — others by leaving the room. Some individuals leave trails of gloom; others, trails of joy. Some leave trails of hate and bitterness; others, trails of love and harmony. Some leave trails of cynicism and pessimism; others trails of faith and optimism. Some leave trails of criticism and resignation; others trails of gratitude and hope. What kind of trails do you leave?” – William Ward

July 10, 2017:

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

July 9, 2017:

“Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.” – Henry Ford

July  8, 2017:

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

July 6, 2017:

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” – Parkinson’s Law

July 5, 2017:

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” – William Ward

July 3, 2017:

“Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.” – Publilius Syrus

“Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.” – Bryant McGill

July 2, 2017:

“Maturity is: The ability to stick with a job until it’s finished; The ability to do a job without being supervised; The ability to carry money without spending it; and The ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.” – Abigail Buren

June 19, 2017:

“Life begins at 40, but often so does arthritis and the habit of telling the same story three times to the same person.” – Sam Levenson

June 18, 2017:

“It is best to keep your mouth shut and be presumed ignorant than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

June 15, 2017:

“If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” —Henry Longfellow

June 13, 2017:

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

June 11, 2017:

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

June 5, 2017:

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” – Harry Truman

June 1, 2017:

“A ship does not sail with yesterday’s wind.” – Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum

May 25, 2017:

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain.

May 20, 2017:

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford