A fresh batch of favorite quotations

It’s spring here in Colorado and it’s nearly impossible not to garner some inspiration and hope from everything greening up, popping up, and renewing itself.

What is the quote or phrase that hangs on your wall at work or at home? We often encourage bold leadership and taking risk in Rich TIPS, but we’re not above just garden-variety classics to make you pause, or smile, throughout the day. Here’s a new crop to enjoy:

“The ignoramus crow of ‘love it or leave it’ omits other viable options, such as staying and changing it.”

Bryant McGill

“Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; wherever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable.”

Earl Nightingale

“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”

Neil Gaiman

“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

— Barack Obama

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

George Bernard Shaw

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

Andy Warhol

“What day is it?”

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

A.A. Milne

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

Helen Keller

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

Willie Nelson

“…maybe sometimes it’s riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you’re guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.”

Danny Wallace

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”

Sheryl Sandberg

Lala-lala lala-lala Elmo’s song. Lala-lala lala-lala Elmo’s song. Me write the music, me write the words, that’s Elmo’s song.

Elmo from Sesame Street

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

Douglas Adams

We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.

Willie Nelson

“Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without work

Pleasure without conscience

Science without humanity

Knowledge without character

Politics without principle

Commerce without morality

Worship without sacrifice.”

Mahatma Gandhi

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.

Jimmy Carter

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. ”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.”

W.C. Fields




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