Quotes

  1. Ülo Vooglaid ütleb, et haridus on protsess: valmisolekute kujunemise elukestev jada. Ja et valmisolek pidevalt muutuva eluga hakkama saada on seisund, mida me nimetame harituseks.
  2. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” ~Ayn Rand
  3. If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Latin Proverb
  4. You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. – Joseph E. Levine
  5. Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. Bill Bradley
  6. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”Richard Branson
  7. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison
  8. “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” John D. Rockefeller
  9. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estée Lauder
  10. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Henry Ford
  11. “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” Peter Drucker
  12. Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. – Zig Ziglar
  13. “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.Steve Jobs
  14. You are not your resume, you are your work. – Seth Godin
  15. Beware of any enterprise requiring new clothes. – Henry Thoreau
  16. One finds limits by pushing them. – Herbert Simon
  17. If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late. – James Goldsmith
  18. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
  19. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel
  20. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. – Henry Ford
  21. The good or ill of a man lies within his own will. – Epictetus
  22. I have known not a few men who, after reaching the summits of business success, found themselves miserable on attaining retirement age. They were so exclusively engrossed in their day to day affairs that they had no time for friend making. – B.C. Forbes
  23. The cynic says, “One man can’t do anything”. I say, “Only one man can do anything.” – John W. Gardner
  24. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. – Richard Branson
  25. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” —Jeffrey Zeldman
  26. I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. – Oprah Winfrey
  27. “What I’ve learned from running is that the time to push hard is when you’re hurting like crazy and you want to give up. Success is often just around the corner.” James Dyson
  28. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” —Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
  29. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” —Thomas Edison
  30. We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link
  31. People rarely buy what they need. They buy what they want. – Seth Godin
  32. “A good leader is not necessarily the most popular person in their business, but the best ones are liked because they are respected for their clarity and vision.” Alan Sugar
  33. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney
  34. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” Madam C. J. Walker
  35. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky
  36. Successful people are the ones who are breaking the rules. – Seth Godin
  37. To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. – Peter McWilliams
  38. “I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.” Oprah Winfrey
  39. The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life. – Charles M. Schwab
  40. You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. – Les Brown
  41. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
  42. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” —Jeff Bezos
  43. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” Jack Dorsey
  44. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs
  45. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” —Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder
  46. Never ever do yourself what you can get others to do for you, faster, better and cheaper. J. Knyszewski

If you want something you’ve never had then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.” – Albert Einstein

I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed – Robert Frost

 

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not yet understood. – Henry Miller

 

A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses. – Oscar Wilde

 

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. – Peter Drucker

 

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. – François de la Rochefoucauld

 

In the midst of great joy do not promise to give a man anything; in the midst of great anger do not answer a man’s letter. – Chinese Proverb

 

Better a broken promise than none at all. – Mark Twain

 

There is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen

 

You play the hand you’re dealt. I think the game’s worthwhile. – C.S. Lewis

 

Eat, sleep and play bingo. – Blaine Selva

 

The man who has no problems is out of the game.  – Elbert Hubbard

 

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. – Albert Einstein

 

It should be noted that the games of children are not games, and must be considered as their most serious actions. – Michele de Montaigne

 

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. – Isaac Asimov

 

I’m very competitive. I don’t even like to lose at checkers. I don’t ever get mad. I just try harder. – John Wooten

 

Stay a child while you can be a child. – Stephen Sondheim

 

I was a shy, quiet kid. I was happiest playing by myself with my toys, rather than hanging around people. – Christian Slater

 

Man is a game playing animal and a computer is another way to play games. – Scott Adams

 

Games lubricate the body and the mind. – Benjamin Franklin

 

Egotism – doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen. – Ambrose Bierce

 

Not only does God play dice, but …. he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. – Stephen Hawking

 

Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris. – Oscar Wilde

 

Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth

 

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home. – John Hay

 

Close don’t count in baseball.  Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.- Frank Robinson

 

Most women’s magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers. – Gloria Steinem

 

It is one of man’s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. – Joseph de Maistre

 

If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers, then no train stops at pi. – Richard Preston

 

We’re the phone company. We don’t care. We don’t have to. – Lily Tomlin

 

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. – George Will

 

You have to learn the rules of the game.  And then you have to play better than everyone else. – Albert Einstein

 

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. – African proverb

 

You give 100% in the first half of the game, and if that isn’t enough, in the second half you give what’s left. – Yogi Berra

 

A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution. – Hazel Nicholson

 

Cheating on a quiz show?  That’s sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip. – Paul Scofield

 

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. – Peter Drucker

 

Why are our cells numbered and not, say, lettered? – Woody Allen

 

One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball.  – Don Carter

 

You have to be cool under pressure. You have to be a strategist like chess and you have to use geometry like billiards. – Bill McBride

 

A good traveler has no fixed plan, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu

 

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him. – Winston Churchill

 

Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant. – Jim Cole

 

Man is a game playing animal and a computer is another way to play games. – Scott Adams

 

It should be noted that the games of children are not games, and must be considered as their most serious actions. – Michel de Montaigne

 

The outcome of the war is in our hands; the outcome of words is in the council. – Homer, The Iliad

 

The man who has no problems is out of the game. Elbert Hubbard

 

Never play cat and mouse games if you’re a mouse. – Don Addis

 

Nine tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France

 

Most of us are pawns in a game of love we don’t understand. – Leo Buscaglia

 

All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong. – Henry David Thoreau

 

I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker. – Voltaire

 

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein

 

One who doesn’t throw the dice can never expect to score a six. – Navjot Singh Sidhu

 

I’m Walking (Yes, indeed, I’m talking). – Fats Domino

 

The game of golf would loze a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. – Ernest Hemingway

 

It is impossible to imaging Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiars or golf. – H.L. Mencken

 

I used to love mathematics for its own sake, and I still do, because it allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness …. . – Henri Beyle

 

Games lubricate the body and the mind. – Benjamin Franklin

 

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will. – Jawaharlal Nehru

 

Never be the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home and never, never be both. – David Brown

 

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. – Emo Philips

 

Please don’t ask me what the score is, I’m not even sure what the game is. – Ashleigh Brilliant

 

95% of this game is half mental. – Yogi Berra

 

Who in the world am I?  Ah, that’s the great puzzle. – Lewis Carroll

 

Men play the game; women know the score. – Roger Woddis

 

You must invent your own games and teach us old ones how to play. – Nikki Giovanni

 

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber

 

Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end. – unknown

 

Life, like all other games, becomes fun when one realizes that it’s just a game. – Nerijus Stasiulis

 

There are too many games being developed by people who have no business creating games. – John Romero

 

What is my life if I am not longet useful to others? – Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

 

The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution. – Stephen Sondheim

Steve Jobs:

1. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

2. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

3. “That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”

4. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

5. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the nonsuccessful ones is pure perseverance.”

6. “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

7. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

8. “Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.”

9. “Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

10. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

11. “You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”

12. “My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”

13. “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

14. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

15. “Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.”

16. “I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year… it’s very character-building.”

17. “When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

18. “If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.”

19. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. That’s true for companies and it’s true for products.”

20. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

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