Inspirational quotes are popular because we see reflected in the wise words of great minds validation of who we feel we are and motivation for whom we want to become.
Each month Gary Blair, President and owner of i24 Call Management Solutions publishes a newsletter containing his favourite quote ‘gems’.
Welcome November – the month during which …
– the Erie and Suez Canals opened
– Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg address
– we passed GO in Monopoly for the first time
– push-button phones were first introduced
– King Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened, and
– Toulouse-Lautrec, Mark Twain & Winston Churchill were born.
So whether you celebrate it as November or as Movember, here are a few “Inspirational Gems” to get it off to a great start!
'Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. 'Click To Tweet – Edgar Allan Poe
'Competition is a way of life. If you don't have a really tough competitor, you ought to invent one.'Click To Tweet – Bill Smithburg
' Confidence is keeping your chin up; overconfidence is sticking your neck out.' Click To Tweet – Author Unknown
'Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.'Click To Tweet – William Arthur Ward
'I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. 'Click To Tweet – Gerry Spence
'Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. 'Click To Tweet – Javier Pascual Salcedo
'I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I am going is what inspires me to follow it.' Click To Tweet– Rosalia De Castro
'Life will let you get away with something for a while, but sooner or later, you will pay the price. Everything you do in life causes the effects that you experience. When you get the bill, be prepared to pay.' Click To Tweet – Iyanla Vanzant
'All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.'Click To Tweet– Galileo Galilei
'The law of win/win says, ‘Let’s not do it your way or my way, let’s do it the best way.' Click To Tweet– Greg Anderson
'There are no rewards or punishments – only consequences.' Click To Tweet – William Ralph Inge
'It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.'Click To Tweet – Helen Keller
'There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.'Click To Tweet – Ralph Marston
And the thought I’d like to leave you with this month is:
“Let me explain a couple of things.
Time is short. That’s the first thing.
For the weasel, time is a weasel.
For the hero, time is heroic.
For the whore, time is just another trick.
If you’re gentle, your time is gentle.
If you’re in a hurry, time flies.
Time is a servant if you are its master.
Time is your god if you are its dog.
We are the creators of time, the victims of time, and the killers of time.
Time is timeless.
That’s the second thing.
You are the clock.”