Great Sayings

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.

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