Inspirational thoughts to ponder and live by

Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.

— Harvey S. Firestone

Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.

— Proverbs 3-4

One man practicing sportsmanship is better than a hundred teaching it.

— Knute Rockne, football coach, University of Notre Dame

When you step into a turnaround situation, you can safely assume four things: morale is low, fear is high, the good people are halfway out the door, and the slackers are hiding.

— Nina Disesa, as chairwoman McCann-Erickson Worldwide

Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?

— Frank Scully, American writer

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.

— Andrew Carnegie, 19th century captain of American industry

The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers.

— Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.

— Aldous Huxley, English writer

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, British writer, from “The Hobbit”

You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

— Winnie the Pooh, Disney character

Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

— Charles Dickens, English novelist

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.

— Corita Kent, American muralist and printmaker

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