Opportunity & Success

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt – Henry J. Kaiser

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need – Voltaire

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try – Beverly Sills

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable – John Kenneth Galbraith

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield – Warren Buffett

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable – Dwight D. Eisenhower

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone – Dwight D. Eisenhower

To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent – Robert Copeland

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day – Robert Frost

Most people don’t recognize opportunity when it comes, because it’s usually dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work – Thomas Edison

The person who knows “how” will always have a job. The person who knows “why” will always be his boss Diane Ravitch

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds – Sir Francis Bacon

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own – Henry Ford

I hope that the only type of work or activity I’m above is doing it poorly – Francis Law

It’s not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better, the credit belongs to the man of the arena who’s face is marred by dust, sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who knows the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat – Theodore Roosevelt

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging – Joseph Campbell

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it – Jonathan Winters

Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly – Robert F. Kennedy

The way to succeed is to double your error rate – Thomas J. Watson

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall – Confucius

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go – William Feather

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves – Lane Kirkland

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change – Golnik Eric

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat – Lily Tomlin

If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple – Know what you are doing; Love what you are doing; and believe in what you are doing.  Yes, it is that simple – Will Rogers

A leader knows what’s best to do; a manager knows merely how best to do it – Ken Adelman

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going – Beverly Sills

If you have made mistakes…there is always another chance for you…you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down – Mary Pickford