Category Archives: Quotes

Courage quote, from “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

Great book, get it, read it. Highly recommend it.

The following quote was put on my desk a few days ago:

Confrontation takes considerable courage, and many people would prefer to take the course of least resistance, belittling and criticizing, betraying confidences, or participating in gossip about others behind their backs. But in the long run, people will trust and respect you if you are honest and open and kind with them. You care enough to confront.”

What courage can you show today? Confront the source, don’t hide and gossip.

Calvin Coolidge on persistance

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”

John Calvin Coolidge Jr., thirtieth (1923–1929) President of the United States

Risk versus reward

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker
(September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009)

Hard work

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

-Thomas A. Edison, US inventor
(1847 – 1931)