“Opportunity is missed by most people b/c it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” ~Thomas Edison

Thanks to Ben Arment for a great list of quotes on success/opportunity/hard work/etc. Check out the entire list here. Here are a few of my favs:
  • Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. ~Stephen King
  • Few people are successful unless a lot of other people want them to be. ~Charles Brower
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas Edison
  • If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. ~Thomas Watson
  • I don’t fear the man who practiced 10,000 kicks one time. I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. ~Bruce Lee
  • Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up. ~Thomas Edison
  • One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested ~E.M. Forster
  • There are 3 stages to every great work of God: First it’s impossible, Then it’s difficult, Then it’s done. ~J. Hudson Taylor
  • The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing. ~Seth Godin
  • You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. ~Henry Ford
  • Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~Abraham Lincoln
  • Every artist was first an amateur. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. ~Peter Drucker
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. ~Robert Collier
  • I never worry about action; only inaction. ~Winston Churchill
  • The opposite of a leader isn’t a follower. The opposite of a leader is a pessimist. ~Marcus Buckingham
  • Thinking big without thinking long is a recipe for disappointment. ~Mark Batterson

Posted on September 12, 2011, in Leadership, Quotes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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