A COLLECTION INSPIRED BY LIFE
When founder of RedBalloon, Naomi Simson shared her collection of inspiring quotes on The Highwire this week, we felt it deserved a post of its own…
What things do you collect?
I am a collector – by nature I gather things. And as I thought about what I could write here – I imagined myself in the shoes of the reader.
If nothing else I would wonder what has influenced her? What inspires her?
Below I list 40 of the ideas I have collected. I have gathered these quotes over many years – but each of them came to me at the right time – and as a result I wanted to keep them for future reference.
Perhaps one will resonate with you; touch, move or inspire you at just the right moment…
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Henry Ford
A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it’s an appeal to our better selves a call to become something more. Rosabeth Kanter
Age is a question of mind over matter, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Paige
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Nietzsche
Be yourself… Everyone else is already taken… Anon
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius
Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. James Dean
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Aristotle
If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is WOMEN. Desmond Tutu
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If you want to know why your people are not performing well, step up to the mirror and take a peek. Ken Blanchard
It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people. Steve Jobs
Leadership is doing what is right when no one else is watching. George Van Valkenburg
Most of us can read the writing on the wall; We just assume it is addressed to someone else. Ivern Ball
Never ask who is right, but always ask what is right. Don Soderquist
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. Voltaire
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford
Our choices show what we truly are far more than our abilities. JK Rowling
Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves. Mahatma Ghandi
Passion: there is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life. Federico Fellini
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