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Quotes for Inspiration March (06)

George Bernard Shaw said "Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get". I am sure that also means be careful what you wish for. Shaw was a playright, dramatist, equality of income advocate and defender of women's rights. He was born 1856 and died 1950. See biography at your right.


On life

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
—Ernest Hemingway

Life is surprising and that’s a good thing, because it’s nice to know that when you least expect it, things can take a sudden turn for the better. You can actually have the life that you think only happens for other people. Isn’t that wonderful?
—Callie Khouri

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
—George Bernard Shaw


On judging others

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
—Mother Teresa


On proverbs

A proverb is no proverb to you until life has illustrated it.
—John Keats


On writing well

Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.
—Joseph Pulitzer


On plans

I would rather have a good plan today than a perfect plan two weeks from now.
—General George S. Patton


On confidence

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, "Certainly I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it.
—Theodore Roosevelt

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
—Dale Carnegie


On Success

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
—Henry David Thoreau


On effectiveness

We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind.
—Stephen R. Covey

Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest



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