Favourite Quotations from the Past Week!

This is a simply a collection of quotes that have "run into me" over the past week.  Most are from my facebook network and I thought they were worthy of sharing.  I especially like the first one from Warren Buffet.  The man is brilliant in areas other then just investing!

"Let's say that it was 24 hours before you were born, and a genie appeared and said, 'What I'm going to do is let you set the rules of the society into which you will be born. You can set the economic rules and the social rules, and whatever rules you set will apply during your lifetime and your children's lifetimes.' And you'll say, 'Well, that's nice, but what's the catch?' And the genie says, 'Here's the catch. You don't know if you're going to be born rich or poor, white or black, male or female, able-bodied or infirm, intelligent or retarded.' - Warren Buffet

"I think people want to move, to change teams because they want to fix their problems an easy way,  I'd rather right the ship than jump ship."  Tedy Bruschi NFL Player as he announces his retirement from the New England Patriots   

"If it's going to be, it's up to me"

"It's not what you call me, but what I answer to that's important" - African Proverb

"I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me." - Byron Nelson

If you are a good leader, when your work is done, your aim fulfilled, your people will say, "We did this ourselves." - Lao tsu

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. ~ Anatole France.

If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities. -- Voltaire  

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. Oliver Goldsmith  

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. N. Hill  

"What ever you is and where ever you is, don't be what you ain't, because when you is what you ain't, you isn't." - Uncle Remus  

"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." -- Mahatma Ghandi  

Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny. George Dana Boardman  

If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have. Sir James M. Barrie  

Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving~Albert Einstein  

"People learn little from sucess but much from failure." -- Unknown

3 commentsRick Sergison • September 10 2009 03:03PM

Comments

These are great! Einstein was my favorite!

Posted by Katie Brown, Associate Broker (Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

My favorite is the first one too, gives you something to think about. Perhaps people in positions of power should tell us what their rules would be, in essay form.

Posted by Sara Goss, Realtor - Houston Bay Area, Texas (HatmakerGroup.com GMAC Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Hey Katie!  Yes, that is certainly one of the best of the bunch.  Thanks!

Sara - Couldn't agree more! Perhaps people in positions of power should act as if they weren't in positions of power!

Posted by Rick Sergison, Durham Region Real Estate Blog (Keller Williams Real Estate Associates in the Toronto Area) almost 5 years ago

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