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Here are some of our favorite quotations we would like to share with you.

The motto of the city of San Francisco; “Oro en paz, fiero en guerra,” translated “Gold in peace, iron in war.”

“Always, always pursue happiness.”  Chris Gardner

“Ideas, more than money, are really the currency for success.”  Eli Broad

“Wisdom can be found and held onto…but wisdom can never be purchased.  It is not for sale.”  Douglas Berry, San Francisco

 “Become an expert in one fundamental area of your market or business, no one starts out as a generalist.” Alfred Taubman

“Discouragement is not going to do anything for me.” Lois Zupeda

“Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again” Earl Wilson

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life” Confucius

“The great minds approaching understanding will admit they continually gain more questions and less answers.”  Douglas Berry, San Francisco

“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me” William Shakespeare

“I like the life of ideas and applying ideas to action.” Gen. George Shultz, San Francisco

“It is by acts and not by ideas that people live” Anatole France

“Action is eloquence” William Shakespeare

“An idea is salvation by imagination” Frank Lloyd Wright

 “A committee is a group that keeps minutes but squanders hours” Anonymous

“If a dog bites a man that’s not news, if a man bites a dog, that’s news.” Charles A. Dana

“It takes an excellent meeting to be better than no meeting at all” Dr. Aaron Andreason

 “If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.”  Lane Kirkland, former AFL-CIO President

 “Old ships never die… at least not in the hearts of the men who rode them.” USS Horne

 “A corporation like Enron is a person with a legal identity and no ethical accountability.”  Douglas Berry 2009

 “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 167

 “Networking is the glue that holds every successful venture and partnership together.”  Mario Schultzke

“Exceptional ideas create excellent opportunities” Douglas Berry Oct 11, 2009

“Old school traditions and new school applications – they all get down to the one essential ingredient for success: Building relationships.  That’s what it is all about.” Mario Schulzke

 “It will always be equally foolish for a man to say to another man or to a people, ‘I make with you a convention wholly at your expense and wholly to my advantage; I shall keep it as long as I like, and you shall keep it as long as I like.” Jacques Rousseau

Winston Churchill observed that broadly speaking there are two types of people: “First, those whose work is work and whose pleasure is pleasure; and secondly, those whose work and pleasure are one.”

“When entering a new field it is best to be open-minded rather than empty-headed.” 

 “He who would travel happily must travel light” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come” Victor Hugo

“By far the best proof is experience” Sir Francis Bacon

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please” Mark Twain

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it” George Moore

“Management is the art of getting other people to do all the work” Anonymous

 “Nearly everyone can stand adversity, but if you want to test someone’s character, give him power” Abraham Lincoln

“An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth” Bonnie Friedman

“People find life entirely too time-consuming” Stanislaw J. Lee

 “The ultimate measure of a leader is the treatment given to someone who can do him or her absolutely no good” Ann Landers

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it” Yogi Berra

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend” Theophrastus 372-287 BCE

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable” Mark Twain

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” Confucius

“I’m in pretty good shape for the shape I’m in” Overheard in Montana

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we lead.” Flora Whitmore, from Koerber 2004


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