Do not sidestep suffering. You have to go through it to get where you’re going.
- Katherine Anne Porter
Invest at least as much time and effort in choosing a new stock as you would in choosing a new refrigerator.
- Peter Lynch
Don’t wait until the time or the market is just right to start investing – start now. The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty years ago – the second best time is now.
- James Stower Jr.
Do not draw the conclusion from your studies that you have nothing left to learn, but rather that you have infinitely more to learn.
- Blaise Pascal
Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
- Victoria Holt (Eleanor Hibbert)
One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.
- Sir Richard Branson
It is better to be approximately right than precisely wrong.
- Warren Buffett
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert G. Hubbard
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
- Thomas Watson, IBM Founder
There is no useful rule without an exception.
- Thomas Fuller
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- Winston Churchill
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 Arthur Ward
Never invest short and borrow long.
- Charles Schwab
1. Control your destiny or someone else will.
2. Face reality as it is, not as it was or you wish it were.
3. Be candid with everyone.
4. Don’t manage, lead.
5. Change before you have to.
6. If you don’t have competitive advantage, don’t compete.
- Jack Welch