I’m a sucker for a good quote. Whether funny, serious, motivating or funny, I’m always jotting in my little green journal I carry at my side. Everyone has their favorites; here are some of mine:
This above all: To your own self, be true.
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll need them on your way down.
Do something that the world would care about for years after you have passed on.
Lorrin L. Lee
The only man [woman] who never makes a mistake is the man [woman] who never does anything.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value.
Always do right – this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Vincent T. Lombardi
Success is a journey, not a destination.
Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life – but what we do about what happens to us.
As you climb the ladder of success, check occasionally to make sure it is leaning against the right wall.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect it’s successful outcome.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Cassie is a May 2009 University of Wisconsin-Madison Ag Journalism graduate. She recently joined SPARK Advertising in Neenah, Wis. as a public relations specialist. Find Cassie on Twitter, BrazenCareerist, and LinkedIn.