Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary
If you challenge your own, you won’t be so quick to accept the unchallenged assumptions of others. You’ll be a lot less likely to be caught up in bias or prejudice or be influenced by people who ask you to hand over your brains, your soul, or your money because they have everything all figured out for you.
- Alan Alda
Never be late. When you’re late, what you’re saying is that your time is more important than the other person’s time. That’s pretty egotistical.
- Alice Cooper
If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
- Amy Tan
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey
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