Famous Quotes

Submitted by evan on Fri, 03/16/2007 - 09:22

Hi guys,
Lets share some of the famous quotes under this thread.

Posted: 16 Mar 2007 09:25 Post Subject: starting it....

"A dictionary is the only place where 'success' comes before 'work' "

Posted: 16 Mar 2007 09:59 Post Subject:

Cool sales quotes: "It is not your customer's job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don't have the chance to forget you." - Patricia Fripp

"Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be." - Zig Ziglar

And this is my favorite quote: "What is the difference between the gold medalist and the silver medalist? The silver medalist compete not to loss, the gold medalist compete to win."

Posted: 16 Mar 2007 10:25 Post Subject:

"Try not to become a man of success but a man of value". - Albert Einstein

"No great man ever complains of want of opportunities." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible." - T.E. Lawrence

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - Lanston Hughes

Posted: 16 Mar 2007 10:34 Post Subject: some more...

"Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power." Charles Simmons

"I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it." Gale Sayers

"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul." Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win." Og Mandino

"Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." Anthony Robbins

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." Tommy Lasorda

Posted: 16 Mar 2007 11:32 Post Subject: quotes

Work is Fun
Business is Leisure
Management is Music


Posted: 16 Mar 2007 12:21 Post Subject:

Work is worship, honesty is the best policy.

Posted: 16 Mar 2007 06:14 Post Subject:

"Never pass up the opportunity to take a pee."

Posted: 17 Mar 2007 04:07 Post Subject:

"When you laugh, the world laughs with you. When you cry, the world laughs even louder."

Wow it is one of the best topics where we can relax. I will share more quotes. :lol:
Thanks to evan and all the member of ampminsure.

Posted: 17 Mar 2007 04:12 Post Subject:

Well my favorite saying is "everything happens for a reason" I have no clue who came up with that!

Posted: 17 Mar 2007 04:18 Post Subject:

Pretty nice quotes here, guys. I also got one for you all,

"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart."


Posted: 17 Mar 2007 06:22 Post Subject:

One of the famous quote of Alexander Graham Bell I want to share with you all.

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."

And another one from Albert Einstein

"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value."

Posted: 17 Mar 2007 10:46 Post Subject:


Posted: 17 Mar 2007 10:47 Post Subject:

My favorite quotes are..
"Honesty is the best policy.."
"Patience is the key to success.."
"To get some you gotta loose some.. "
"One who hasnt tasted failure cannot know the true taste of success.."

Posted: 17 Mar 2007 01:16 Post Subject:

The most important business quote.......


Posted: 18 Mar 2007 02:14 Post Subject:

Here is another quote that i like to share with you. For those who feel stressed, this is for all of you.

"Remember STRESSED are just DESSERTS when spelled backwards"

Enjoy life and work to be able to overcome stress!!

Good day to all!!

Posted: 19 Mar 2007 04:55 Post Subject:

'Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, so concentrate on the now'

Posted: 19 Mar 2007 05:37 Post Subject:

Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.

Posted: 21 Mar 2007 02:44 Post Subject:

"The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably in thought and act."

-- Orison S Marden

Posted: 21 Mar 2007 10:44 Post Subject: Hope u like it..Quit long although

1.Cigarette : A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool at the other.

2. Love affairs : Something like cricket where one-day internationals are more popular than a five day test.

3.Marriage : It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master

4.Divorce:Future tense of marriage

5.Lecture : An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of either".

6. Conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

7.Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

8.Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water-power ..

9.Dictionary : A place where divorce comes before marriage.

10.Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens & everybody disagrees later on.

11.Ecstasy: A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.

12.Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read.

13.Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.

14. Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

15.Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.

16.Etc.: A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.

17.Committee:Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.

18.Experience: The name men give to their mistakes.

19.Atom Bomb: An invention to end all inventions.

20.Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.

21.Diplomat : A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

22.Opportunist: A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river.

23.Optimist : A person who while falling from EiffelTowersays in midway "See I am not injured yet."

24.Pessimist :- A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO,
Instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.

25.Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

26.Father: A banker provided by nature.

27. Criminal : A guy no different from the rest... except that he got caught.

28.Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.

29.Politician: One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after.

30.Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills!!

Posted: 21 Mar 2007 10:51 Post Subject:

That tested some of my patience. But I read it and believe me it was funny. I guess that post of yours would have better suited a thread with jokes and funny things. :)
Hey, nice idea, why dont we go ahead and start one. :)

Posted: 21 Mar 2007 11:08 Post Subject:

Nice punch lines.I really enjoyed the post thanks for sharing it.
Keep participating.

With Regards
Macmilan :P

Posted: 21 Mar 2007 12:04 Post Subject:

Hey guys, I have started a new thread called fun zone. Do give it a check and share anything funny that you have. :)

Posted: 22 Mar 2007 04:03 Post Subject:

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

-Calvin Coolidge

Posted: 22 Mar 2007 06:56 Post Subject:

I would not waste my life in friction when I know it could be turned into MOMENTUM

by Frances Williard

Posted: 27 Apr 2007 05:46 Post Subject: my very one qoutes

there is always a questions that cant be answered

Posted: 27 Apr 2007 06:49 Post Subject:

Remember my friend , today life is good... Tommorow we will say this line again

Posted: 28 Apr 2007 04:48 Post Subject:

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Posted: 08 Jun 2007 07:46 Post Subject: A few good quotes!

Sorry wrong section the first time, don't know how that happened!?!







Posted: 09 Jun 2007 06:23 Post Subject:

Bold is Beautiful :lol: :lol:


Posted: 11 Jun 2007 06:35 Post Subject:


Here are a few more good sales quotes that I really take seriously:

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself."
~Paul Bryant

"Self pity is an acid which eats holes in happiness."
~Earl Nightingale

"You don't close a sale, you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise."
~Patricia Fripp

Please take these to heart, it's always nice to have some reinforcement!



Posted: 06 Oct 2007 06:24 Post Subject:

"Everything you give out to the world-good or bad- will come back to you...Karen :D

This helps me to remember to try to give out good vibes :lol:

Posted: 18 Oct 2007 04:07 Post Subject:

I've coached basketball for many years and I tend to talk in quotes, every group I've coached has joked with me about the repetitive nature of quotes during games. But two that I believe in strongly are:

1)Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.

2) Excuses are just reasons you give yourself to fail.

Posted: 04 Nov 2007 04:19 Post Subject:

If you reap bountifully you shall sow bountifully, but if you reap sparingly,then you shall sow sparingly. Not very original, but it is so true in my line of work.

Posted: 05 Nov 2007 05:32 Post Subject: Albert Einstein

I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details.

Posted: 05 Nov 2007 05:33 Post Subject:

"We are not retreating -- we are advancing in another Direction."

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 04:26 Post Subject:

Just as a small fire is extinguished by the storm whereas a large fire is enhanced by it - likewise a weak faith is weakened by predicament and catastrophes whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them.

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 07:45 Post Subject: Some Nice Quotes ...

Always forgive your enemies - Nothing annoys them so much.

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.

I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.

Do you have trouble making up your mind? Well, yes or no?

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.

You know the speed of light, so what's the speed of dark?

Join The Army, Visit exotic places, meet strange people, then kill them.

I poured Spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone.

Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more.(Friend or Money !)

Death is hereditary.

There are three sides to any argument: your side, my side and the right side.

An consultant is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.

Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.

When you're right, no one remembers. When you're wrong, no one forgets.

Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

They say hard work never hurts anybody, but why take the chance.

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours.

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.

Where there's a will, there are five hundred relatives.

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 07:47 Post Subject: Funny sayings, Funny Words of Wisdom

1. I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow isn't looking good, either.
2. I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.

3. I'd explain it to you, but your brain would explode.

4. Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car.

5. There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved by a suitable application of high explosives.

6. Tell me what you need and I'll tell you how to get along without it.

7. Accept that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue.

8. Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he isn't there the first time you need him, chances are you won't be needing him again.

9. I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem.

10. Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?"

11. My Reality Check bounced.

12. On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the Escape key.

13. I don't suffer from stress. I'm a carrier.

14. You're slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.

15. Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons because, to them, you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

16. Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

17. Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level.

18. Am I getting smart with you? How would you know?

Posted: 16 Nov 2007 06:46 Post Subject:

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Dr. Napoleon Hill

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
Zig Ziglar

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

I made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it short.
Blaise Pascal

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice

Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Dale Carnegie

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Warren Buffett

Actually, I'm an overnight success. But it took twenty years.
Monty Hall

A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Bob Dylan

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Sir Winston Churchill

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
General George S. Patton

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Roger Babson

You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
Benjamin Franklin

Posted: 27 Nov 2007 02:38 Post Subject:

Its the nature of a man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected from him.

Posted: 09 Dec 2007 12:32 Post Subject:

Always loved her quotes, so I thought I would share a few with you all.

A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Posted: 13 Dec 2007 06:21 Post Subject:

Good taste is the enemy of comedy.
- Mel Brooks

What you risk reveals what you value.
- Jeanette Winterson

Fortune favors the bold.
- Final Fantasy 7

Posted: 13 Dec 2007 01:03 Post Subject:

Thanks for coming in and joining us on the lighter side of life here Quenlin, enjoy having some company.

Posted: 13 Dec 2007 01:08 Post Subject:


Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power, that is not easy.

He who angers you conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas a Kempis

Flying off the handle sometimes causes hammers and humans to lose their heads, as well as their effectiveness.
William Arthur Ward

Posted: 14 Dec 2007 04:48 Post Subject:

Thanks for the welcome goodnatured. Good to see that some people still welcome newbies like me. ^_^ Heres a few quotes I found.

"Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students." - Robin Williams

"The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on." - Robert Bloch

"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." -George W. Bush

Posted: 15 Dec 2007 12:41 Post Subject:

Oooo, quotes! One of my favorite things to collect. Thanks for starting this thread! :D

“A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid straggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory: an empty gin bottle.” ~ Erma Louise Bombeck

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin

“Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer (not advised) are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software.” ~ Author Unknown

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.~ Guillaume Apollinaire

“Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.” ~ Woody Allen

“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.” ~Author Unknown

“Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.” ~ George Burton Adams

“One day one of my little nephews came up to me and asked me if the equator was a real line that went around the Earth, or just an imaginary one. I had to laugh. Laugh and laugh. Because I didn't know, and I thought that maybe by laughing he would forget what he asked me.” ~ Jack Handey :D

Posted: 15 Dec 2007 01:09 Post Subject:

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.
Shirley Temple

Posted: 15 Dec 2007 01:15 Post Subject:

This is part of the essence of motherhood, watching your kid grow into her own person and not being able to do anything about it. Otherwise children would be nothing more than pets.
Heather Armstrong

We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.
Anna Sewell

People who are 'ready' give off a different vibe than people who aren't. Animals can smell fear; maybe that's it.
The minute you become ready is the the minute you stop dreaming. Suddenly it's no longer about 'becoming'. Suddenly it's about 'doing'.
Hugh Macleod

Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
Rudyard Kipling

Posted: 15 Dec 2007 01:18 Post Subject:


Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists.
H. L. Mencken

We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.
Arnold Toynbee

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