Quotes For Entrepreneurs–August 2011

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Quotes, skmurphy

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“Actually, there’s already an excellent and inexpensive tool for managing your low-priority tasks. It’s called ‘a fucking trash can.'”
Merlin Mann

I used this as a closing quote in “Eleven Tips From Lynnea Hagen on Getting Unstuck.

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“Disease arrives on horseback and departs on foot.”
English Proverb

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“Profit is Nature’s way of telling you that you have built a company that has real value.”
Heidi Roizen in “The Advantages of  Profit

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“For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe.”
H. L. Mencken

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Startup Fantasy Camp: throw a group of strangers together for 48-72 hours and have them pretend to be a startup.”
Sean Murphy

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“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.”
Rita Mae Brown

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“Self-discipline is the hardest thing to learn; you need self-discipline to learn it.”
Mignon McLaughlin “Neurotic’s Notebook”

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“Keep the solution, change the problem, and whole new markets may open up.”
Andrew Hargadon in “What’s The Problem with LEDs?

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“Sleep is actually a good substitute for coffee.”
Bill Arms

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“No one who loves money ever has enough, no one who loves luxury has any income; this, too, is futile.”
Ecclesiastes 5:9

Quoted in “Inspiration from Ecclesiastes for Bootstrappers

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“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963.

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“Our economy will thrive only when we make what we invent.”
Susan Hockfield “Manufacturing a Recovery

More context:

A new era of advanced manufacturing also requires more graduates with greater proficiency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The prospect of good manufacturing jobs in the United States is not a fantasy. Germany and Japan enjoy high wages and run major surpluses in manufactured goods; so can we.

Our economy will thrive only when we make what we invent.

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