Business & Success Quotes

DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
edited May 2009 in Marketing
I enjoy writing quotes for fun and relaxation. Here are 10 of my most recent quotes. I`m not suggesting they`re instant classics, or anything like that. But I like them, and some of them are thought-provoking.
"You can beat a dead horse all you want...it`s still going to be dead."
 
"Bad luck favors the unprepared."
  
"If working smart is the key to success, why aren`t all geniuses successful?" 
  
"Don`t ever be afraid to reach for success. Your arms may be longer than you think."
 
"Before you play follow the leader, make sure the leader is worthy of being followed."
  
"When you break a promise, you`re not only breaking your word, you`re shattering your reputation."
"Be careful when buying hype. It`s usually worthless."  
"Failure can be expensive, but its lessons are often priceless."
"Time is on your side, only if you`re the one controlling the clock."
"To be the best you can be, you first have to figure out who you are."
David Jackson
  

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  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
    LOL! This one`s my favorite... "You can beat a dead horse all you want...it`s still going to be dead."    Yeah, that`s one of my favorites as well.  Thanks for your feedback, Craig! David Jackson DavidJackson5/6/2009 10:47 AM
  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
    Thanks for your feedback, Heather!
     
    David Jackson
  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
    Hot of the press! Here`s a few more:
     
    "If you think life sucks, try living it as a straw."
     
    "When all is said and done...say and do something else."
     
    "A penny saved goes right to the government."
     
    "A bird in hand is worth a hand full of crap."
     
    "A great movie is like great sex...you remember it forever."
     
    "Every dog has its day, but every cat has three afternoons."
     
    "If you haven`t seen anything yet...open your eyes."
     
    "Whoever said there`s no tomorrow probably died the day before."
     

    "At the end of the day, it will be evening."

     

    "If you build it, and they don`t come, put in a jacuzzi."
     
    "Women rule the world. Men are just here for entertainment."

     
    "If the grass looks greener on the other side, it`s probably because they use more fertilizer...and you know what that`s made of."
     
    "Ask not for whom the bell tolls...just find out who keeps ringing the damn thing!"
     
    David Jackson
    DavidJackson5/6/2009 4:19 PM
  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
    Here`s a couple more:
     
    "A wolf in sheep`s clothing is probably going to a Halloween party."
     
    "The squeaky wheel may eventually get the oil, but in the meantime, the noise will drive you nuts."
     
    David Jackson
    DavidJackson5/6/2009 10:14 PM
  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
    Another perfect truth!
     
     
     
    I`m glad you`re enjoying these, Craig. I enjoy writing them.
     
    David Jackson
  • vwebworldvwebworld Posts: 40subscriber
    They are your creations David?
     
    Some sound familiar
    vwebworld5/7/2009 12:04 AM
  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member

    They are your creations David? Some sound familiar.    That`s a fair question. Yes, these are all original quotes written by me. The reason a few may sound familiar is because they`re tongue-in-cheek caricatures of famous quotes you may have heard before. For example, the quote "A bird in hand is worth two in the bush" became "A bird in hand is worth a hand full of crap." David JacksonDavidJackson5/7/2009 10:24 AM
  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
    LOL!!  Some of my faves:
    "If you think life sucks, try living it as a straw."
    "Whoever said there`s no tomorrow probably died the day before."
    "If the grass looks greener on the other side, it`s probably because they use more fertilizer...and you know what that`s made of."
    Ha
     
     
     
    Thanks, Christine! I`m glad you enjoyed them.
     
    David Jackson
  • patentandtrademarkpatentandtrademark Posts: 104subscriber

    I agree with those that recognize these quotes as having originated with other authors.  There are lost of collections of quotations on the web.  My experience is that those who quote authors have generally NOT read the original work..  For example, there are lots of interesting quotes from Shakespeare, but those who quote him often have not read his plays.  They want to sound clever, but really are not very clever.

     


     
     
  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
    Hot off the press...
     
    "A cynic is someone who is unhappy with his own life, so he spends his time criticizing others."
     

    "Whoever said perception is reality was in reality very perceptive."

     

    "Patience is only a virtue, if you are patient with the right things."

     

    "Maybe money can`t buy friends, but it can sure buy one heck of an entourage."

     

    "When all else is lost is often when people find themselves."

     

    "If money is the root of all evil, then why isn`t Satan on any of the bills?"
     


    "Take no prisoners...unless you happen to be a warden."

     

    "I like life. It sure beats the alternative."

     

    "The only person who can determine when it`s your turn to be successful is you."

     

    "The more times you fail, the closer you get to success."

     
    "It`s easy to blame circumstances for your failures, but more often than not, you created the circumstances." 
     
     "Don`t worry about doing everything right - just do something."
     

    "Nothing ventured is nothing achieved."

     

    "He who laughs last probably didn`t get the punchline."

     

    "Before you can expect others to give you opportunities, you have to first give them to yourself."
     

    "If you give without expectation, it will come back around like a boomerang."


     
    David Jackson
    DavidJackson5/16/2009 6:18 PM
  • irene01irene01 Posts: 1subscriber
    A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks other have thrown at him
    Business, more then any other occupation,is a continual  dealing with the future;it is a continual calculation,an instinctive exercise in foresight
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  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
    A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks other have thrown at him.
    Business, more then any other occupation,is a continual  dealing with the future;it is a continual calculation,an instinctive exercise in foresight.

     
     
     
     
    Thanks for your contributions, Irene!
     
    David Jackson
  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member

    Hot off the press...

     



    "Nowadays, if you lack direction, you can get a GPS."


     

    "He who speaks the truth usually ends up talking to himself."
     

    "It`s not absence that makes the heart grow fonder, it`s horniness!"




    "If someone likes you, they will usually give you the benefit of the doubt. If they don`t like you, they will usually think the worst."



    "You will not have the experience to succeed, unless you first experience failure."
     

    "Everything you say or do makes an impression. Whether it`s a good impression or bad impression is entirely up to you.""Anyone can be wrong. Unfortunately, not everyone is capable of admitting it." 

     

    "Maybe money can`t buy you friends, but it can sure buy one heck of an entourage."

     
    David Jackson


     
       
     
     
    DavidJackson6/3/2009 6:54 PM
  • DavidJacksonDavidJackson Posts: 143subscriber Silver Level Member
    Money may not buy happiness but it`s far better to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo!"
     
     
     
     
    Believe it or not, when I was in my early 20`s, I actually bought a Yugo. What a joke! I ended up taking it back to the dealership after 2 weeks, and getting my money back.
     
    David Jackson
    DavidJackson6/3/2009 6:43 PM
  • PowerSayingsPowerSayings Posts: 0subscriber
    "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." - David Brinkley
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."- Winston Churchill.
    Find more quotes about success at PowerSayings.com
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