A great quotation can be change your thinking, your mood, even your resolve. Here are some more of my favorites:

“I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.” —Bo Bennett

“Every single social and global issue of our day is a business opportunity in disguise.” —Peter Drucker

“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.” —Oprah Winfrey

“Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. ‘No,’ I replied, ‘I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?’” —Thomas J. Watson

“Fear causes you to imagine the worst. It also costs you the most.” —Heshie Segal

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
—Winston Churchill

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“I never say no to nothing. You don’t know which is the one that will work.”
—Joan Rivers

“At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.” —Christopher Reeve

“If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X, Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.” —Albert Einstein

“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” —Mary Kay Ash

“He profits most who serves best.” —Arthur F. Sheldon

“No day in which you learn something is a complete loss.” —David Eddings

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” —Jamie Paolinetti

“You’ve got to be success minded. You’ve got to feel that things are coming your way when you’re out selling; otherwise, you won’t be able to sell anything.” —Benjamin Jowett

“A lot of people have great ideas, but nothing in the world is cheaper than a good idea with no action.” —Unknown

“Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.” —Regina Brett

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” —Robert H. Schuller

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
—Steve Jobs

“Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.” — Brendan Francis

“In negotiation, if you are not told ‘No,’ you did not ask for enough.” —Vickie Bevenour

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” —Mark Twain

“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” —G.K. Chesterton

“It’s amazing what you can do once you believe you can.” —Don Cooper

For more of my favorite quotations, check out Great Thoughts on Sales, Business and Success Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV and Volume V.

By the way, what are some of your favorite quotations?

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