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14 Quotes that will change your life

by Cornelius Weidmann on 27 March 2014

Below is a list of randomly assorted quotes which have made a positive impact on my life (especially quotes 1-5 & 14). In essence, these quotes are just little reminders of our own intuition and I think it is good to read them every now and then to get back on track.

  1. How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. (Annie Dillard)
  2. The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who does him absolutely no good. (Ann Landers)
  3. Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. (Arnold Palmer)
  4. Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. (Thomas Carlyle)
  5. When you control what you can, you know you've done everything possible to succeed. (Joe Torre)
  6. You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself. (H. Norman Schwarzkopf)
  7. You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it. (Oprah Winfrey)
  8. I didn't get to where I am by thinking about it or dreaming about it. I got there by doing it. (Estee Lauder)
  9. The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. (Welsch proverb)
  10. He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. (Chinese proverb)
  11. Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. (W. Clement Stone)
  12. Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. (Raymond Chandler)
  13. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently. (Warren Buffett)
  14. Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)