I love little sayings, and over the years, I’ve made a note of some of the interesting, thought provoking, and often inspirational sayings that people have dropped into conversations.
– the happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just try and make the best of everything.
– knowledge reduces risk.
– don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong.
– practice for 5 hours a day for 3 years, 3 hours a day for 5 years, 1 hour a day for 15 years, or 1/2 an hour a day for 30 years, it’s your choice, they all add up to the same thing.
– the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
– it’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s how quick you get back up.
– the harder you work, the luckier you get.
– don’t try and stop the waves, learn to surf them.
– speculators made made in the gold rush, but the guys selling the shovels made more.
– morecambe, a bit like cannes, but with better views.
– cannes, a bit like morecambe, but without the views.
– two rules of business; rule one, don’t lose money; rule two, don’t forget rule one.
– the royal flush in business: integrity, knowledge, work ethic, nous, and cash.
– choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.
– failure’s the early part of success.
– the problem isn’t the long walk, it’s the stone in your shoe.
– some people love looking for obstacles.
– the man on the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.
– why does the brain stop the moment you get up to speak in public.
– if you haven’t struck oil in three minutes, stop boring [on public speaking].
– if you have to tell people you’re important, you’re not.
– it’s easy to be uninterested in money when you’ve got enough.
– if you can’t have a good time with a hundred quid, you won’t with a thousand.
– the harder you work, the more talented you become.
– in some organisations, trust is like oxygen, the higher you go, the less there is of it.
– today, is the tomorrow, you worried about yesterday.