Posts Tagged 'quote'

Quote from Theodore Roosevelt

From Theodore Roosevelt:

Far better it is to dare to do mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.


Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever

Lance Armstrong quote: “Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.”

The Tao of Pooh

I’ve just finished reading the Tao of Pooh. I got through it very quickly – it’s a very enlightening read. I highly recommend it to anyone even remotely interested in Taoism.

You’ll probably say “WHAT?!?! Gain enlightenment from reading about winnie the pooh?” just like I did. You’ll leave the book on the shelf and walk off. Don’t do that.

A friend handed me his copy and it has been a great read. Once you start reading you’ll understand why the author uses winnie the pooh.

I’ll leave you with a quote I liked from the last few pages that can also be found in the Tao Te Ching:

To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things everyday.

Quote from Walt Disney

Walt Disney – “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Quote from Socrates

Socrates – “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is a habit.”

Quote about success and failure

Remember the Michael Jordan ads where Jordan said that he’s missed something like 22 game-winning shots? He then finished by adding, “I succeed because I fail.” People who are obsessed with playing the “what if” game are destined never to get out of the starting gate.


First Quote of the Year

I just love this one because it really says something for a never give up and never say die attitude.

“Oh no, I haven’t failed 5,000 times. I’ve succeeded
in finding 5,000 different ways that you cannot possibly
build a light bulb.”

– Thomas A. Edison, on his progress during his quest for the incandescent electric lamp

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