Inspiration Archive

DINC’s Inspiration Archive:

My interest is in the future– because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” – Unknown

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

“What is money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan

“The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go.”  Benjamin Graham, famed investor

“In the business world everyone is paid in two currencies: cash and experience.  Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” Harold Geneen

“The pessimist might be right in the long run, but the optimist most certainly has a better time during the trip.”

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” J.P. Morgan, Financier

“If you keep on thinking about what you want to do or what you hope to happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen”.  Desiderius Erasmus, Humanist and Scholar

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” Franklin D Roosevelt (as used on Below Deck)

“I can’t do it” never accomplished anything; “I will try” has performed wonders. George P. Burnham, writer

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep you will work until you die.” Warren Buffett, who just celebrated his 91st birthday

“Always try to rub against money, for if you rub against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you.” Damon Runyon, writer

“You can’t try to do things, you must simply do things.” Author Ray Bradbury

“It’s the start, that stops most people.” Unknown

“Forever is composed of nows.” Emily Dickinson, poet

“Everybody knows if you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.”  Gertrude Stein, writer

“What one does is what counts.  Not what one had the intention of doing.” Pablo Picasso

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is greatness, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” Marilyn Monroe

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Semisonic

“If there is no dull and determined effort, there will be no brilliant achievement.” Hsun Tzu, Philosopher

“The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.”
(US Army Corps of Engineers)

“What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for hope. If you are taking a risk, what you are really saying is – I believe in tomorrow and I will be a part of it.” – Linda Ellerbee

“The secret is to move with the punch.” Jake LaMotta, prize fighter

“You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.” Jimmy Dean, Sausage Mogul

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anybody can start today-and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson

“The road to success is not doing one thing 100% better, but doing 100 things, one percent better. Those small improvements add up like drips in a water bucket. Before you know it, the bucket is full.” -Tim Smith

“The question isn’t what are we going to do. The question is what aren’t we going to do.” – Ferris Bueller

“Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” Sivananda Saraswati, Spiritual Leader

”Some people think that as soon as you plant a tree, it must bear fruit. We must allow it to grow a bit.” Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Politician

“There is no failure in running, or in life, as long as you keep moving.” Amby Burfoot, winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon

“ The most important thing to do in solving a problem is to begin.” Frank Tyger

“The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone-not by violence, but by oft falling.” Bishop Hugh Latimer

”If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.” Neil Simon, playwright

“Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else’s results.” Mark Victor Hansen, writer and speaker

“Never confuse motion with action.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Don’t grow old without money, honey.” – Lena Horne, Singer

“I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.” – Mike Todd, Film Producer

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take the calculated risk – and act.” – Andre’ Malraux

“Those who cannot adjust to change will be swept aside by it. Those who recognize change and react accordingly will benefit.” – Jim Rogers, Financer

“Any crusade requires optimism and the ambition to aim high.” – Paul Allen RIP

“Certainly the game is rigged. Don’t let that stop you; if you don’t bet, you can’t win.” – Lazarus Long

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” – General George S. Patton

“Plunge into the deep without fear, with the gladness of April in your heart.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don’t let it get the best of you.” – Will Rogers

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.” – WC Fields

“Failure is impossible.” – Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist

“When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word “succeed,” you find that it simply means to follow through.” – F.W. Nichol, businessman

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong, writer

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway, writer

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London, writer

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein, Physicist 

“Forget past mistakes. Forget past failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – Will Durant. Historian.

“A good plan violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” – George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Army General

“There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.” – Charles Baudelaire, poet

“As long as you can start, you are all right. The juice will come.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“I must say I hate money, but it’s the lack of it I hate most.” – Katherine Mansfield

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” – JP Morgan

“Be willing to make decisions…. Don’t fall victim to what I call the “ready-aim-aim-aim-aim”  syndrome.” – T.Boone Pickens

“Dance First, Think Later, That’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett 

“Life is short, avoid causing yawns.” – Elinor Glyn

“It is uselss to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.” – Paul Newman

“Never invest short and borrow long.” – Charles Schwab

“Always be the only person who can sign your checks.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Strive to not be a success, but rather be of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make a doozey, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball.” – Billie Jean King

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“We are all bozos on the same bus, so we might as well sit back and enjoy the ride.” – Wavy Gravy

“What the hell- you might be right, you might be wrong…but don’t just avoid.” – Katharine Hepburn

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Get into the game!” – Helen Thomas