Quotes For Entrepreneurs–February 2014

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Quotes, skmurphy

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“I am old enough to see how little I have done in so much time, and how much I have to do in so little.”
Sheila Kaye-Smith

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“Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.”
Claude Bernard

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“One always has a better book in one’s mind than one can manage to get onto paper.”
Michael Cunningham

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“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
Marcus Aurelius in Meditations

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“You always have prior information before you do an experiment, because something motivated you to do the experiment.”
John D. Cook (@StatFact)

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“Bad hires are by definition great interviewees. Think on that.”
Dave Cheney (@davecheney)

h/t Benjamin Sullivan (@bjns)

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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms–to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Viktor E. Frankl in “Man’s Search for Meaning

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“The humble improve.”
Wynton Marsalis in “To a Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Road” first letter is “The Humble Self

Originally used in “Applying the Agile Manifesto to Software Startups” The “The Humble Self” was the spine for “Wynton Marsalis on Humility, Self-Mastery, and Learning

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“Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years.”
LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out

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“Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.”
Lou Erickson

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“There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.”
Ken Venturi

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“If you are not part of the solution you are part of the precipitate.”
Steven Wright

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“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.”
Lily Tomlin

h/t “Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 166) Lily Tomlin

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“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Used as closing quote for “Four Questions We Use to Help Improve Our Practice

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“It requires troublesome work to undertake the alteration of old beliefs.”
John Dewey in “How We Think (Revised Edition)

Used as opening quote for “Four Questions We Use to Help Improve Our Practice

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“Theory can blind observation.”
Carol Gilligan

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“Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.”
Don Henley

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“Nick: You want to be your own boss but the trouble with that is you don’t pay yourself anything.”
Herb Gardner in “A Thousand Clowns

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“Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn’t want me to be too famous too young.”
Duke Ellington

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“If you want to learn about an organization, try to change it.”
Kurt Lewin

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“I’m more interested in what I discover than what I invent.”
Paul Simon

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“The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.”
Duke Ellington

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“Unlikely adventures require unlikely tools.”
Zack Helm

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A truly creative person rids himself of all self-imposed limitations.”
Gerald Jampolsky

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“If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.”
Lord Chesterfield

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“Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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“Somewhere along the line all of us must learn this lesson: it costs something to be what we are.”
Clarence Day

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“It is not impossibilities that fill us with despair, but possibilities which we have failed to realize.”
Robert Mallett

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“Refrain from following the example of those whose craving is for attention, not their own improvement.”
Seneca “Letter from a Stoic”

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“A good leader takes care of those in their charge.
A bad leader takes charge of those in their care.”
Simon Sinek (@simonsinek)

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“An accrual accounting perspective has too much parallax from a bootstrapper’s actual cash position and offers a false sense of security. Do cash flow based planning and management.”
Sean Murphy in “5 Serious Financial Mistakes Bootstrappers Can Avoid.

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