Quotes from Important people to inspire

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015


Jack Welch (Former chairman and CEO, General Electric)

Arrogance is a killer, and wearing ambition on one’s sleeve can have the same effect. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence.” — Jack: Straight from the Gut, 2001. 


Henry Ford (Founder, The Ford Motor Company)

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” — Quoted in News Journal, 1965. 


Virginia Rometty (Chairman and CEO, IBM)

Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.” — Council on Foreign Relations event, 2013. 


Walt Disney (Co-founder, The Walt Disney Company)

A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there.” —  Quoted in Walt Disney, Magician of the Movies, 1966. 


Arianna Huffington (Co-founder and editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post)

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” — Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, 2014. 


Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.— Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul, 2007.


Steve Jobs (Co-founder, Apple)

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.— Stanford Commencement address, 2005


Sheryl Sandberg (CEO, Facebook)

Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.— Lean In, 2013. 


Richard Branson (Founder and Chairman, Virgin Group)

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership, 2014.


Warren Buffett (CEO, Berkshire Hathaway)

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. — Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett by Andrew Kilpatrick, 2007


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