Inspiration and Humor

"Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes." - Napoleon Hill

The Entrepreneur's Credo:

For every yes, there will be ten no's for every high, there will be three lows

For every wrong reason, there will not be a right for every decision, no black and white.

For every ounce of confidence, a pound of doubt for every dollar in, three will go out.

For every false start, there need only be one that is true for every idea not pursued, denies the entrepreneur in you.

"Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats." - Howard Aiken

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twighlight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds." - Norman Vincent Peale

"It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour." - Thomas Jefferson

"The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell." - Andrew Carnegie

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

"Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done, and done right." - Walt Disney

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." - Aristotle

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin Roosevelt

"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way." - Dale Carnegie

"Whether you think you can or think you can't -- you are right." - Henry Ford

"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for; but, rather something to be achieved." - William Jennings Bryan

"Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations." - Ralph Charell

"It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones." - Machiavelli

"Make no small plans: They have no magic to stir men's blood, and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; Aim high in hope, and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once located will not die." - Daniel H.Burnham

"To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy." - Bette Davis