I try to capture great quotes when I come across them and tap into this collection every once in a while for rainy day inspiration.




“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory note defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt



“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect.”

Mark Twain



“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.”

Charles Schwab



“Care about what the people you care about care about.”

Jon Acuff



“Do the things you fear and the death of fear is certain.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.”

Cardinal Newman



“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”

Steve Jobs



“Leadership is not about being in charge. It is about taking care of those in your charge.”

Simon Sinek



“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do”

Walter Bagehot



“There is no limit to what a man can accomplish if he doesn’t care who gets the credit.”

Abraham Lincoln



“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”

Duke Ellington



“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are made for.”

John Shedd



“However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results”

Winston Churchill



“The secret of success is consistency of purpose”

Winston Churchill



“The secret of success is consistency of purpose”

Ben Franklin



“Compress cycles and prepare to pivot”

John Sviokla



“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”

Andy Warhol



“If you want to go fast, go alone…if you want to go far, go together”

African Proverb



“You never know what you’re capable of until you do something you can’t”




“Read less minds, ask more questions”

Jon Acuff



“Warmth is the conduit of influence: It facilitates trust and the communication and absorption of ideas.”

Amy Cuddy



“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not is a fool for life.”




“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”

Steve Jobs



It’s all made up anyway.”

Greg Head



“What ya know that ain’t so will kill ya.”

Mark Twain



“Which relationships you decide to nurture is the most important decision you can make…subtract then add.”

James Altucher

“What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.” 

Jason Fried