Sunday, January 20, 2013

2013 TKR: Quick Quotes about other people

Quick Quotes about other people
Self-help--Thinkerer
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  • The reason quotes stick around is that they fit lots of things.  
  • So look them over.  
  • You may find one that fits you.  
  • Or somebody you know.
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  • You cannot change others without first changing yourself
  • Do not think of people as labels.  Think of people as people.
  • If you seek the unity of life, do not seek on the mountain top.  Seek in the midst of life.
  • The meaning of life is to be human. The quest of life is to learn what it means to be human.
  • Believe those who are seeking the truth.  Doubt those who have found it.
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  • Nobody gives you power.  You take power.  Or not.  Your choice.
  • Your success lies not in satisfying others but in satisfying yourself.
  • The language of complaint starts with they.  The language of solutions starts with I.
  • We don’t just learn the rules, we make the rules.
  • Who manages what you should do?
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  • Success in being a good follower lies in picking the right leader.
  • First law of expertise: Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
  • Everybody's job is nobody's job.
  • Don’t try to stand out in the crowd.  Stand somewhere else.
  • Never buy the other fellow’s deal.
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  • You shall be as God, knowing good and evil.–The Serpent.
  • There are no unsuccessful people.  Only unsuccessful choices.
  • If you don’t choose, who will choose for you?  It’s your choice.
  • No action is taken until someone takes it.
  • The only public part of the success story is the last act.
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  • In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king.
  • Confidence is the secret passage to authority.
  • Fixers believe they can fix.  Complainers believe they can complain.  They are both right.
  • Children focus on what they can’t do.  Adults focus on what they can do.
  • Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
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  • The trick in finding the right answers lies in asking the right questions.
  • Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
  • Who tells you what you should focus on?
  • A good professional is expensive, but an amateur can cost you a fortune.
  • The key to getting people to follow you is to know where you are going.
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  • The secret to getting cooperation is to think about other people's goals.
  • Kids want to be something.  Grown-ups want to do something.
  • The race is not to the swiftest.  The race is to the ones who know where they want to go.
  • Life is not a zero-sum game.
  • Pick your fights.  Do not get too much practice at being defeated.
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  • Keeping it simple is not as simple as you think.
  • The man who smiles when things go bad has just thought of someone he can blame it on.
  • Who’s to blame is a childhood game.
  • Guilt is like a box of chocolates.  You can’t pass it around without tasting it yourself.
  • Sure I talk to myself.  I like to talk to someone that understands.
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  • We wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we knew how seldom they do.
  • Worrying about what others think of you?  Why is their judgment better than yours?
  • Notice other people's moods.  What would you like to tell them?
  • Don't talk about what you were.  Talk about what you are becoming.
  • A meeting of minds is really a meeting of  brain modules.
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  • A planner speaks with active verbs.
  • Talk does not change behavior.  Practice changes behavior.
  • Truth lies not in who says it but in who understands it.
  • Focus on what you can do.  Your friends will tell you what you can’t do.
  • Do you think you’re who they say you are?
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  • If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.  (Jean Paul Sartre)
  • You can resent the wins of others.  You can enjoy the wins of others.  Which choice do you make?
  • You must stand on solid ground before you can help another person up.
  • It is usually easier to solve other people’s problems.
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  • If you don’t have goals, other people will provide them. 
  • Learn from the mistakes of others.  You don't have time to make them all yourself.
  • The more you understand yourself, the more you understand other people.
  • The more you understand other people, the more you understand yourself.
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  • If you follow in the footsteps of the wise ones, you will find only footsteps.
  • To find what the wise ones found, you must seek what they sought.
  • If you don' know where you're going, who will follow you?
  • If you lend someone $20 and never see them again, it was probably worth it.
  • The first sign of bad advice is that it starts with, "All you have to do is..."
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  • You are your most important product.
  • Never compete with anyone but yourself.
  • You will never live up to what you think other people expect of you.   
  • Can you see your competitor as a collaborator?
  • Cooperation grows out of shared goals.
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  • Even God can't please everybody.
  • Leader's laws: Never do a job you can shunt off to someone else.
  • If you are bothered by what other people do, think back to before you knew everything.
  • Give away your ideas.  Make room for more.  You know where to find them.
  • What do the other people like to do?
  • Listen first.  Then decide.
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  • Look for people who have ideas about what they can do.
  • Always get the delivery time from other people.
  • Always set a time to deliver and tell the other person.
  • It is always better to have collaborators than competitors
  • Don't be the subject of your project.  Be the verb.
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  • Don't worry about what's wrong with other people.  Celebrate what's right with you.
  • Those who resent your success would better spend their time on competing.
  • The secret of project management is getting good people on the job.
  • True arrogance is letting other people get the credit.
  • Do not interfere when your adversary is digging himself into a hole.
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  • Sin --a term used to condemn others without taking responsibility for the condemnation.
  • Luck -- the explanation for the success of other people.
  • "I'll pray for you."  Religious term meaning "Don't expect any help from me. "
  • "Good luck."  Secular term meaning "I'll pray for you."
  • You can get farther on concrete than you can on abstract.
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  • Ethics: 1. Do no evil.  2.  Never let anyone else define evil for you.
  • Anger management: don't get mad. Get busy
  • First law of marketing: Make it easy for people to do what you want them to do.
  • The first question on any job: Do you know what the job really is?
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  • When people don't do what you want,  look for what you are doing wrong.
  • You learn more from what you do than from what you are told.
  • The way to look smart is to have friends that know more than you do.
  • Try noticing what's right with other people.
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