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The Xenophile Historian

K. U. P.

(Kimball's Unauthorized Perversion)

Quotes from Successful People

  1. "Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we seek too late the one that is open."--Alexander Graham Bell
  2. "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently."--Warren Buffett
  3. "You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing."--Dale Carnegie
  4. "The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure."--Joseph Campbell
  5. "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in, except to convictions of faith, honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."--Winston Churchill
  6. "A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."--Winston Churchill
  7. "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."--Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. "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
  9. "We don't do minimums."--Brig Hart
  10. "Nobody boos a nobody."--Reggie Jackson
  11. "The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."--Steve Jobs
  12. "I heard once that the average salesperson spends less than 25 percent of his or her time eyeball to eyeball with a customer.--Well, I'm spending more than 90 percent of my time with customers, and I've got to think that's the only way an individual can make any money in sales."--Edna Larsen
  13. "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."--Vince Lombardi
  14. "When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat."--Nelson Mandela
  15. "People with goals succeed because they know where they're going."--Earl Nightingale, author of The Strangest Secret, Lead the Field
  16. "It's always too early to quit."--Norman Vincent Peale
  17. "Ask customers what they want and give it to them again and again."--Carl Sewell
  18. "People do not respond well when they think others are trying to manipulate them."--G. Richard Shell
  19. "Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like."--Will Smith
  20. "The desire for safety stands against any great and noble enterprise."--Tacitus
  21. "I am willing to do today what others won't do, so I will have tomorrow what others won't have."--unknown
  22. "The more interested you are [in other people], the more interesting you become."--unknown

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