Quotes

One of my teacher’s teachers is Stephen K. Hayes, who is one of the very few individuals worthy of the title of warrior sage. A practice he got from his father, motivational speaker Ira Hayes, is the compiling of quotations and ideas that are useful and worth inserting into presentations and such at later dates. I’m inspired to create my own here. I will attribute to the person I heard them from and if I can find the original author, them as well.

  • Any opportunity to be helpful is an opportunity to earn money. – Chris Brogan
  • Be yourself, because others are already taken. – Oscar Wilde
  • Chaos at the bottom means order at the top. Order at the bottom means chaos at the top. – Stephen K. Hayes
  • Demand is local, supply is global. – Andy Xie
  • Energy flows where attention goes. – Ken Savage
  • Heroism is the antidote to evil. – Phillip Zimbardo
  • How many rough edges can you have before something becomes too sharp to handle safely? – Scott from the WoW.com forums
  • I would do this for free, but I make you pay so that you understand the value of what you’re getting. – Mike Lipkin
  • I’m pissed at a nickel because it isn’t a dime. – Gene Simmons of KISS
  • If a collections agency can send letters to people who have no money, offering them nothing, and still get money, imagine what marketers who have something to offer could do with letters to people who have money? – Dan Kennedy
  • If a pig is happy in her stall, the open door means nothing. – Orgrim Doomhammer
  • If sometimes dreams come true, what of our nightmares? – Galen
  • If you do not pay for a service, you are the product they sell. So it ever has been. – Tom Webster
  • It takes two to make a bully. – Stephen K. Hayes
  • It’s not about who you know. It’s about who knows you. – Mitch Joel
  • Money flows through responsibility. – Mitch Joel
  • No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from. – Jewel
  • One of the characteristics of a leader is that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he’s leading to realize whatever he’s dreaming. – Benjamin Zander
  • Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity, you’re really looking for a person. – Reid Hoffman
  • Our stature is measured by the enemies we make. – Enabran Tain
  • Peace is fragile when resources are in demand. – World of Warcraft
  • Scarcity makes foes of everyone. – Campbell Robertson
  • Some people never quite get it, no matter how many times they’ve been hit over the head with the two-by-four of wisdom. – Michael Panzer
  • The inbox is the perfect delivery system of other people’s priorities. – Chris Brogan
  • The plural of anecdote is not data. – Cynwise
  • The primordial soup that creates heroes never tastes of rainbows — it’s a lumpy gumbo of suffering and evil. Heroes are born from darkness, because we desperately need someone to light the way. It’s an unfair world that cries out for heroes. To bring order out of chaos and justice to the downtrodden is the hero’s call. Is it any wonder that the world is an unfair place? It’s monstrously unfair. And it’s going to stay that way. It means we’re going to need a lot more heroes to bring justice to an unjust world. We’re going to need you to step up and reshape the world. – Dave Kosak
  • The role of art is to chase away ugliness. – Bono
  • The smaller the mind, the greater the ego. – Tom Clancy
  • The smaller the target, the more vigorous the reaction. – Ken Savage
  • There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities; it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain. – J. Michael Straczynski
  • There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela
  • Timid salesmen have skinny kids. – Zig Ziglar
  • Tools get socially interesting after they’re no longer technologically interesting. – Clay Shirky
  • We live or die on our database. – Chris Brogan
  • When the shooter misses the target, it ain’t the target’s fault. – Bob Burg
  • You’d be surprised how much people will pay for a Rabbit when the only alternative is a Ferrari. – World of Warcraft forums
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  • http://twitter.com/euonymous euonymous

    Great quotes. I've been a fan of collecting useful quotes over the years. I used to find Forbes magazine to be the best source. Now, with the internet, there are lots of ready sources. It's nice to find something you believe crystalized into just the “right” statement. It's a form of poetry, IMHO! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/euonymous euonymous

    Great quotes. I've been a fan of collecting useful quotes over the years. I used to find Forbes magazine to be the best source. Now, with the internet, there are lots of ready sources. It's nice to find something you believe crystalized into just the “right” statement. It's a form of poetry, IMHO! :-)

  • http://euonymous.wordpress.com euonymous

    Great quotes. I’ve been a fan of collecting useful quotes over the years. I used to find Forbes magazine to be the best source. Now, with the internet, there are lots of ready sources. It’s nice to find something you believe crystalized into just the “right” statement. It’s a form of poetry, IMHO! :-)

  • http://www.providentpartners.net/blog Albert_Maruggi

    The It's Not Who You Know, It's Who Knows You is a classic line. I know you attribute the quote to the person who you heard it from. I first saw that quote nearly 20 years ago, it was on a T-shirt worn by a guy at Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium, yes the old one. I was watching Braves vs Astros, Maddux vs Nolan Ryan a classic match up.

  • http://www.providentpartners.net/blog Albert_Maruggi

    The It's Not Who You Know, It's Who Knows You is a classic line. I know you attribute the quote to the person who you heard it from. I first saw that quote nearly 20 years ago, it was on a T-shirt worn by a guy at Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium, yes the old one. I was watching Braves vs Astros, Maddux vs Nolan Ryan a classic match up.

  • http://www.providentpartners.net/blog Albert_Maruggi

    The It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You is a classic line. I know you attribute the quote to the person who you heard it from. I first saw that quote nearly 20 years ago, it was on a T-shirt worn by a guy at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium, yes the old one. I was watching Braves vs Astros, Maddux vs Nolan Ryan a classic match up.

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