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Some Inspiring Quotes & Related Links

  1. Links To Some Uplifting Short Stories, Verse & Extracts
    1. No Dream?
    2. Peter Drucker (Management Guru)
    3. Try Something Different
    4. Some People Are Funny
    5. CH21 - The Guardians Of Horus - extracted from "Dr Who and The Pyramids of Mars" (for the logicians amongst you)
    6. Quotes accessible from my emails
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  2. Quotes from Movies, TV programs, Websites, etc
  3. Some Uplifting Quotes, etc
    1. If you're excited, please notify your face!
    2. If your fear is big enough, any excuse will do.
    3. The secret to my future is written in my daily routine.
    4. The secret of my success is in my daily agenda.
    5. Its not what you are that holds you back, but what you think your not.
    6. False hope is better than no hope.
    7. The enemy of great is good.
    8. Don't focus on the roots, focus on the fruit.
    9. You have right now exactly what you want.
    10. You can make money or excuses but not both.
    11. Would you rather make dust or eat dust?
    12. If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?
    13. "You are the same today as you'll be in five years except for two things, the people you meet and the books you read!"
      --- Charlie "Tremendous" Jones
    14. Would you rather be a King in a small Kingdom, or a Prince in a large Kingdom?
    15. Logic is not contagious.
    16. The bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to turn.
    17. You've got to do something different for something different to happen.
    18. Give a lawyer Viagara and he grows taller.
    19. Insanity: Doing the same thing every day and expecting a different result.
    20. A dream is an undeveloped photograph of a future reality
    21. "My fear of failure motivates me to succeed - and I always feel as if I'm failing" --- Greg Norman
    22. "A lawyer is a man who prevents someone else from getting your money" --- Lawrence J Peters
    23. The only people without problems are dead & buried.
    24. Mediocrity: Best of the worst and worst of the best.
    25. Happiness is having a dream. Success is making it come true.
    26. Quotes from Peter Ferdinand Drucker ("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Drucker#Quotes")
      • "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
      • "The best way to predict the future is to create it."
      • “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.”
      • “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
      • "A leader, any leader, must act for the benefit of others and not for oneself,"
      • See the above Wikipedia website for more quotes from Peter Drucker
    27. "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last." --- Sir Winston Churchill
    28. "I hate losing more than I love winning." --- Annonymous
      [If anyone can identify the person to whom this quote can be attributed I would be very grateful. Thanks.]
    29. "Be fearful when others are brave and be brave when others are fearful" --- Warren Buffet
    30. "Be afraid when others are greedy and greedy when others are afraid" --- Peter Switzer, Switzer Media
    31. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door" --- Milton Berle
    32. "The only time I typically get a standing ovation is when there are no chairs"
      --- Mitt Romney, unsuccessful 2012 US Presidential Candidate for the Republican Party
    33. "He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still."
      --- Samuel Butler (1612-1680), in Hudibras. Part iii. Canto iii. Line 547
    34. "A vision without resources and, indeed, competent execution is nothing more than a hallucination"
      --- Malcolm Turnbull, ABC TV's "Q and A" program, Mon 2012-11-19. This episode was titled "Elephants on Parade"
      --- At time of adding this entry, Malcolm was a Federal Member in the Australian Parliament,
            being the Member for the Sydney based electorate of Wentworth, NSW
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Some Quotes from the Quiz page of my local newspaper

My local, free, newspaper is the "Queanbeyan Chronicle" which includes a quiz page ("Chronicle PUZZLES") in every edition. The quotes below are from the puzzle "Drop Downs". The puzzles are sourced from Australian Word Games.

  1. "Commonsense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen" --- Albert Einstein
  2. "Those who tell you it's tough at the top have never been at the bottom" --- Joe Harvey
  3. "The human race never solves any of its problems. It merely outlives them" --- David Gerrold
  4. "If you think before you speak, the other fellow gets in his joke first" --- Ed Howe
  5. "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion" --- aka "Parkinson's law", Northcote Parkinson
  6. "There are people who have money and there are people who are rich" --- Coco Chanel
  7. "Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else" --- J M Barrie
  8. "Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear" --- George Orwell
  9. "Always borrow from a pessimist. He never expects to get it back" --- Anon
  10. "Wealth is like sea water; the more we drink the thirstier we become" --- Arthur Schopenhauer
  11. "A diplomat is a man who remembers a woman's birthday but never her age" --- Robert Frost
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DOW Theory Letters

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"Abbreviations" in everyday use, but we don't recognise them

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An Example of what a 'Comfort Zone' is

A dog is lying on a nail in the floor, making a soft hollow howling noise. A guest asks the owner: 'Why doesn't it (the dog) move?'. The dog's owner replies: 'It isn't hurting it (the dog) enough.'.

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A Quote Attributed to Voltaire plus some Variations

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Quotes from Theories in Physics

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