Quotes for Entrepreneurs–September 2008

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Quotes, skmurphy

Continuing my twitter experiment I have selected a quote every couple of days that I believe is applicable to the challenges of entrepreneurship. At the end of the month I collect these quotes for entrepreneurs into a blog post. Enter your E-mail if you would like Feedburner to deliver new blog posts to your inbox.

Here are my choices for September:

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“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.”
Mark Twain

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“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
Winston Churchill

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“When an owl comes to a mouse picnic, it’s not there for the sack races.”
Banacek (TV) “The Two Million Clams of Cap’n Jack”

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“All reform comes from below. No man with four aces howls for a new deal.”
John F. Parker in “If Elected I Promise

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“…the fear that we may be lesser sons of greater fathers…”
Bill Whittle on the perspective that Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” offers on 9/11 in “The Undefended City.”

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“If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.”
Elbert Hubbard

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“Almost all enduring success comes to people after they are forty. For seldom does mature judgment arrive before then.”
Henry Ford

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“Markets are complex…we have to act before we can fully know…shift from fail-safe design to safe-fail experimentation.”
Dave Snowden

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“Successful business people will be more like designers in the future: mastering heuristics more than managing algorithms.”
Roger Martin

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“Life is run by poker players not systems analysts. Back away because you’re afraid of what might happen: it will happen.”
John McCain Jr.

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“If you do not have the capacity for happiness with a little money, great wealth will not bring it to you.”
William Feather

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