A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
- Steve Jobs
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau
The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
- Dr. Seuss
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Be polite and generous, but don’t undervalue yourself. You will be useful, at any rate; you may just as well be happy, while you are about it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
- Aristotle Onassis
There is no substitute for hard work, for doing well at the job you’re in. When I made coffee and Xeroxed and distributed newspapers at ABC News, I thought my life was over. But I did it; I didn’t complain. And along the way, I learned a lot, and was ready for the bigger jobs that were around the corner.
- Katie Couric
Don’t borrow to buy a depreciating assets. Almost every consumer product from an iPod to a sofa is worth less the moment you buy it. You are just paying extra for it with a loan. Borrowing, by the way, means taking out a loan, buying it on installment or using your credit card when you don’t have the money to pay off the balance. If you can’t afford it, don’t buy it.
- Damon Darlin
Never be ashamed to ask for information. The ignorant man will always be ignorant if he hears that by asking he will display ignorance.
- Booker T. Washington
You can do anything you want to do as long as you keep a good attitude and keep working at it. But the second you give up, you’re screwed.
- Dolly Parton
Underpromise and overdeliver.
- Robin Li
Never turn your back on your friend.
- Alfred Hitchcock
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