Quotes- February 2014

The institutions we have built to prop us up seem mostly to hold creative and forward thinking people back. College is great, but it is slow and routine. Corporations can do great things, but fulfilling individuals is not one of them. Money is important but it can also be an addiction. Accomplishments like a degree or a job are not an end, they are means to an end. I’m so glad I learned that.

-Ryan Holiday

Most of us won’t be written up in history books. Most of us only make three or four momentous decisions in our lives, and several decades after we die, the people we leave behind will struggle to remember the events of our lives. You and I live in little moments, and if God doesn’t rule our little moments and doesn’t work to re-create us in the middle of them, then there’s no hope for us, because that’s where you and I live.

-Paul Tripp

On the entrepreneurial path, few people come into your life without a reason.

-Ken Blanchard

When you expose yourself there are many many ways for people to attack you. People will stab you and hurt you. But you can’t create art unless you show how unique you are while being inclusive with others who share your problems.

-James Altucher

A leader of men must make decisions quickly, be independent; act and stand firm; be a fighter; speak openly, plainly, frankly; make defeats his lessons; cooperate; coordinate; use the best of any alliances or allies; walk with active faith courageously toward danger or the unknown; create a staff; know, love and represent the best interests of his followers; be loyal, true, frank and faithful; reward loyalty; have a high, intelligent, and worthy purpose and ideal. Do justice; love mercy; fear no man but fear only God.

—John W Dodge

No one ever got rich checking their email more often.

-Noah Kagan

Faith means believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.

-Philip Yancey

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

-Salvador Dali

That’s what makes death so hard- unsatisfied curiosity.

-Beryl Markham

When you have disciplined people, you don’t need hierarchy. When you have disciplined thought you don’t need bureaucracy. When you have disciplined action, you don’t need excessive controls.

-Jim Collins

You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end- which you can never afford to lose- with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality whatever they might be.

-Admiral James Stockdale

Most men would rather die, than think. Many do.

-Bertrand Russell

Truth is like a lizard; it leaves its tail in your fingers and runs away knowing full well that it will grow a new one in a twinkling.

-Ivan Turgenev

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