Archives For Quotations
By – Michael Hyatt
“In a Commencement Address at Stanford University, Steve Jobs said,
‘Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.’
Ric Elias was a passenger on flight 1579, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? In this short five-minute speech, he shares how facing his own death gave him a new perspective on life. It’s well worth watching. (Thanks to Darrell Vesterfelt at the Storyline Blog for sharing this.)”
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” Nelson Mandela
“How did it get so late so soon?”
― Dr. Seuss
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965)
Let’s remember on September 11, 2011, this historic message of President John F. Kennedy’s January 20, 1961, inaugural address:
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
This much we pledge – and more.
Remember, today and every day, that we are Americans.
The cause of securing our country is not complete. But tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history, whether it’s the pursuit of prosperity for our people, or the struggle for equality for all our citizens; our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place.
Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.
November 19, 1863
Remember this day in history; remember this speech: