Sunday, March 8, 2009
QUOTES ON GOLD...
When you’re through changing, you’re through - Bruce Barton
There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going - Beverly Sills
It pays to plan ahead. It was not raining when Noah built the ark.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow - Woodrow Wilson
Ideas won’t keep: something must be done about them - Alfred North Whitehead
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction - George Horace Lorimer
The best cure for a sluggish mind is to disturb its routine - William H.Danforth
It’s just a thought…but it could change your life.
Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures disliked doing and will not do.
Practice doesn’t make perfect- it makes permanent
Your attitude is your best friend or your worst enemy, your greatest asset or your greatest liability.
People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.
Are you bored with life? Maybe your expecter has expired.
Stop trying to grow your organization. Work on people’s attitudes. If you do that, your organization will experience 10 percent growth.
Leadership determines the direction of the company. Organization determines the potential of the company. Personnel determine the success...
I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it. - Hank Aaron (Henry Louis Aaron), 1992
I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court. If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things happen. What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.), 1990
You can't win unless you learn how to lose. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1990
I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future. - Ralph Abernathy
I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay), 1975
LIFE IS AN UNPREDICTABLE TOAST...
THE FEWER YOUR FRIENDS THE BEST YOU MAKE OUT OF THEM...
OUT OF VANITY,THE MYSTERIOUS IS SEEN...
FEW MEN WILL DIG WISDOM OUT OF TIME...AND MORE WILL DIG FOLLY AS IT PASSES...
Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment. Life throws stones at you, but your love and your dream change those stones into the flowers of discovery. Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always be exemplary. And if no one knows it, then there are places that do. People like you enrich the dreams of the worlds, and it is dreams that create history. People like you are unknowing transformers of things, protected by your own fairy-tale, by love. - Ben Okri
Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible. - Ben Okri
Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world. - Chinua Achebe
The greatest religions convert the world through stories. - Ben Okri
Until you understand what poverty can do to the soul, it is hard to comprehend what happened in Ogoni between 1913 and 1994. Poverty can, at its best, be the foundation of generosity and a devotion to an idea that is inspiring. But, at its worst, it can corrupt minds, harden hearts and deaden the appetite for the truth. – Ken Wiwa
Nigeria is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be. - Chinua Achebe