Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Thinking For a Change


Thinking For A Change: 11 ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work by John C. Maxwell

Some of the quotes referenced in his book:

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ---Leo Tolstoy

"The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot wrong questions." ---Antony Jay

"Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work." ---Rita Mae Brown

"Big thinkers are specialists in creating positive forward-looking, optimistic pictures in their own minds and in the minds of others." ---David J. Schwartz

"People will never attain what they cannot see themselves doing." ---Karen Ford

"The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through." ---Harry A. Overstreet

"A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking." ---Edward Rebono

"You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration." ---James Allen

"Creativity is the joy of not knowing it at all." ---Ernie Zelski

"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem." ---John Galsworthy

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened." ---Winston Churchill

"The will to win is worthless if you do not have the will to prepare." ---Thane Yost

"The unexamined life is not worth living." ---Socrates

"I'm not an answering machine, I'm a questioning machine. If we have all the answers, how come we're in such a mess?" ---Douglas Cardinal

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." ---Horace Mann

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