Monday, August 17, 2009

QUOTES from the Masters . . .

On Problem Solving

"You only have to solve two problems when going to the moon: first, how to get there; and second, how to get back. The key is don't leave until you have solved both problems." - Neil Armstrong

"Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one." - Lyndon B. Johnson

"Problems are good, not bad. Welcome them and become the solution. When you have solved enough problems, people will thank you." - Mark Victor Hansen

On Life/Living

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." - George Bernard Shaw

"Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be." - Grandma Moses

On Courage

"Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows." - Frances Rodman

"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed." - Bernard Edmonds

On Getting Started

"Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days...What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Think big, start small." - Patricia Fripp

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein

"The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move." - Brian Tracy

On Goals

"All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind." - Stephen Covey

"The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them." – Jim Rohn

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