A good quote isn’t just meant for a meme. Quotes can be dwelled about and used for reinforcement and inspiration to push you be the version of yourself you want to be.
“And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to swim or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came.”
-John F. Kennedy
“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late”
“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self”
“Never confuse motion with action”
“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do conclusions”
“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but rather when there is nothing more to take away.”
-Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
“Happiness only real when shared”
Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
Focus on how the end-user customers perceive the impact of your innovation – rather than on how you, the innovators, perceive it.
Once you stop learning, you start dying.
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
Simplify, simplify. – H.D. Thoreau
One “simplify” would have sufficed. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.
Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.
So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.
-Catherine Fake, Flickr
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
Done is better than perfect.
-Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook
Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.
-Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine
The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.
Rob Kalin, Etsy
The price of inaction is far greater than then cost of a mistake.
Meg Whitman, HP
People buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t like.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
Biz Stone, Twitter
How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.
Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia
If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook
With each day a new sunrise, and each tide, a new low, a new high.
Your only problem is that there is no problem.
Dreams aren’t “dreams”. They’re realities that haven’t yet come to fruition.
if you think you’re great – that’s as good as you’ll ever get.
Intelligence is curiosity. Success is taking action.