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Philosophy vs. Business: 30 famous quotes

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As we all know, pictures can say more than 1000 words. And those famous artists, scientists, politicians and sports people below draw a picture for us of how we can optimize our potential and dream big. And now, let yourself get drawn in:

1. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain 1835 – 1910)

2. “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” (Goethe)

3. “As long as you’re going to think, you might as well think big.” (Donald Trump)

4. “It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.” (Napoleon Hill)

5. “Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” (Michelangelo 1475 – 1564)

6. “Everyone stamps his own value on himself.” (Friedrich von Schiller)

7. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in but with what it is still possible for you to do.” (Pope John XXIII)

8. “I went to a bookstore and asked the sales assistant where the Self Help section was. She said that if she told me it would defeat the purpose.” (Brad Panneau)

9. “If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.” (Joseph Addison 1672 -1719)

10. “In your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go and shelter so that they may thrive and grow.” (Louise Driscoll)

11. “Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.” (Ovid)

12. “If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know. (Thomas Wolfe)

13. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” (Seneca 4BC – AD65)

14. “Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece, by thought, courage and determination.” (John Luther)

15. “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” (B. C. Forbes)

16. “One of the greatest discoveries man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. Most of the bars we beat against are in ourselves – we put them there and we take them down.” (Henry Ford 1863 – 1947)

17. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” (Thomas Edison 1847 – 1931)

18. “A failure is like fertilizer – it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.” (Dennis Waitley)

19. “Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions – the hero and the sidekick.” (Lawrence Shames)

20. “Luck is earned. Luck doesn’t mean that the whole world is out to do you good. Luck is working so hard at your craft, service or enterprise that sooner or later you get a break.” (Paul Hawken)

21. “Chance is the pseudonym God uses when he doesn’t want to sign his name.” (Anatole France)

22. “If everything is under control, then you are going to slow.” (Mario Andretti, Grand Prix racing driver)

23. “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not invite us to have them.” (John Updike)

24. “The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” (Thomas B. McCaulay)

25. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” (James Dean)

26. “There is one further distinguishing characteristic of man which is very specific indeed and about which there can be no dispute, and that is the faculty of self-improvement – a faculty which, with the help of circumstance, progressively develops all our other faculties.” (Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712 – 78)

27. “Whatever you ardently and passionately desire, that you obtain.” (Napoleon Bonaparte 1769 – 1821)

28. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” (Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 – 1962)

29. “Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.” (Confucius)

30. “I dream for a living.” (Steven Spielberg)

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