10 Random Motivational Quotations #6

10 Random Motivational Quotations #6
Here’s # 6 in the series of “random quotes”.

Hope you like them:

1. There’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
-Brendan Behan, Irish author

2. The real universe.  That’s the present moment.  The past is no good to us.  The future is full of anxiety.  Only the present is real – the here and now.  Seize the day.
-Saul Bellow, Canadian-born U.S. writer

3. In your 20s, you feel like you’re indestructible…In your 30s, you think…I’ll be around here a little longer, so I’m going to take better care of myself.
-John Belushi, U.S. actor and comedian

4. The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers.
-Ruth Benedict, U.S. anthropologist

5. Managers have their eyes on the bottom line; leaders have their eyes on the horizon.
-Warren Bennis, U.S. writer

6. Leaders learn by leading, and they learn best by leading in the face of obstacles.  As weather shapes mountains, problems shape leaders.
-Warren Bennis, U.S. writer

7. One should not exaggerate the importance of trifles.  Life, for instance, is much too short to be taken seriously.
-Nicolas Bentley, British cartoonist

8. Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
-Claude Bernanos, French novelist

9. Those who are going to be in business tomorrow are those who understand that the future, as always, belongs to the brave.
-William Bernbach, U.S. advertising executive

10. No longer can we be satisfied with a life where the heart has its reasons which reason cannot know.  Our hearts must know the world of reason, and reason must be guided by an informed heart.
-Bruno Bettelheim, U.S. psychoanalyst

There you go!

I really like #7.

Which ones do you like?

Like usual, please leave a comment below…and if you have any quotes to share, please do so.

-Shawn

There’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.

-Brendan Behan, Irish author

The real universe. That’s the present moment. The past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real – the here and now. Seize the day.

-Saul Bellow, Canadian-born U.S. writer

In your 20s, you feel like you’re indestructible…In your 30s, you think…I’ll be around here a little longer, so I’m going to take better care of myself.

-John Belushi, U.S. actor and comedian

The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers.

-Ruth Benedict, U.S. anthropologist

Managers have their eyes on the bottom line; leaders have their eyes on the horizon.

-Warren Bennis, U.S. writer

Leaders learn by leading, and they learn best by leading in the face of obstacles. As weather shapes mountains, problems shape leaders.

-Warren Bennis, U.S. writer

One should not exaggerate the importance of trifles. Life, for instance, is much too short to be taken seriously.

-Nicolas Bentley, British cartoonist

Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.

-Claude Bernanos, French novelist

Those who are going to be in business tomorrow are those who understand that the future, as always, belongs to the brave.

-William Bernbach, U.S. advertising executive

No longer can we be satisfied with a life where the heart has its reasons which reason cannot know. Our hearts must know the world of reason, and reason must be guided by an informed heart.

-Bruno Bettelheim, U.S. psychoanalyst

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Comments

    • monique
    • November 12, 2009
    Reply

    I really like number 8

    • Jason
    • November 12, 2009
    Reply

    Shawn, what’s your interpretation of quote #10?

    • shawn
    • November 12, 2009
    Reply

    Jason,
    I guess I just looked at #10 as a call to action; to get informed on our chosen topics of endeavor and to take action.

    In hindsight, and after re-reading it a few times, it’s lost its likeability, actually. I can also see how some people might look at it in a way that I don’t like. Hmmmm…I don’t like it anymore!

    I’m going to go change my comment above where I say I like it!

    Anything you want to say about it?

    -Shawn

    • Jason
    • November 13, 2009
    Reply

    Shawn,
    I was just curious on your view of the quote. I didn’t totally understand it at first but I totally agree with your interpretation. I feel that through life experiences it creates those “reasons” we do certain things or follow certain paths.

    • Kay Elizabeth
    • November 13, 2009
    Reply

    Awww, and I liked #10! I read it as saying we need to use both our heads and our hearts, that either alone is not enough to make an informed decision. If we ignore the other side of the equation, we’ll never find the answers we seek. There has to be balance.

    I like #9 too. Here’s one of my favorites. It’s long though! 🙂

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt, “Man in the Arena” Speech, April 23, 1910

    • shawn
    • November 13, 2009
    Reply

    Good comments, Kay! Very well said.

    And that Roosevelt quotation…so powerful; usually you see it broken up into smaller chunks, but I feel it’s so much better all together. I’d love to frame it on my wall!

    • mel stewart
    • November 15, 2009
    Reply

    The Bellushi quote rings a little hollow, didn’t he die of an overdose in his thirtie? Or was it meant to be ironic?

    • karen
    • November 24, 2009
    Reply

    why do we always give credit to the speakers but not the speech writers who deserve the praises?

    • shawn
    • November 24, 2009
    Reply

    Karen,
    Are you referring to the quotation of Theodore Roosevelt? If so, I can only guess that it’s because the speech writers are paid to do what they do and probably sign away their rights? Kind of like some ghost-writers for books. I think most everyone knows presidents don’t always write their own speeches. As an aside, I just read tonight that some speech writers get many thousands of dollars per speech that they write….

    • VijayaRaagavan
    • November 24, 2009
    Reply

    I like the 8 one.

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