Inspiration

Sometimes when I'm struggling to focus, I look to those that have been there before me.
It's strange but whenever I begin the process of developing a new website, lose my way on an existing project or get time to pursue my passion of writing I revisit a list of quotes I've collected over the last 20 years.  The list below is some I've revisited more than once.

I'll add to them over time.


  1. "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill
  2.  "The best revenge is massive success." Frank Sinatra
  3.  "What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." Oscar Wilde
  4.  "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." David Brinkley
  5.  "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
  6.  "Do or do not, there is no try." Yoda
  7.  "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." Albert Einstein
  8.  "O God, thy sea is so great, and my boat is so small." Bartlet's Plaque on The West Wing - based on the Irish Fisherman's Prayer
  9.  "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." William Arthur Ward
  10.  "Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men--the other 999 follow women." Groucho Marx
  11.  "Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." John C. Maxwell
  12.  "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." Chinese proverb
  13.  "Twenty percent is what you know.  The other 80 is bullshit and how you sell it." Terry Prichard (ex boss)
  14.  "Fall seven times and stand up eight." Japanese proverb
  15.  "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." Steve Jobs 
  16.  "Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son." Dean Wormer