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Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Going When the Going Gets Tough
Don't shrink the person to fit the job. Expand the job to fit the person.
— Mitch Axelrod, business consultant
To any young person out there, if anyone tells you that you can't do what you want to do and be what you want to be, I want you to remember the guiding principles of my life. You can be what you want to be, if you believe in yourself and you work hard. Because anything—and I'm telling you, anything—is possible.
— Kirby Puckett, baseball player
You'd be surprised at what little acts have done for our world.
— Steve Maraboli
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
— Carl Sandburg, poet (image)
Must-Read Books for Graduate Students and Those Who Love Books
It is always shocking to see students who can actually find time to read during a school year. Instructors pile a lot of work on students leaving them with very little time to read. When in school, time was an issue since I was required to do my essays, my assignments, and still study for exams. However, some elite students find time to read during a school year.Graduate students have a heavier workload, and this makes them cleave more strongly to books, searching for escapes from the torment of thesis writing. This article is written to share ideas on books to read during a school year. The books are insightful, imaginative, and inspiring.Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm GladwellThis nonfiction examination book discusses outlier statistics, which are exceptions to trends and lie on the fringes of data sets that disrupt how someone reads data. As such, people usually toss them aside. Malcolm Gladwell studies outliers in this book and looks at why most people fail while some people succeed. Although the book sounds like a self-help book, its tone is less instructional and more observant. The author does not seek to tell everyone how to be successful but analyzes why some people have succeeded.How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. FosterThis nonfiction book by a University of Michigan professor offers one key insight: Most students do not understand where professors are coming from when they discuss books or other literature. Students often seem mystified that a professor can pull a connection from thin air and still tie together literature’s intricacy while making sense of it. This page-turner is a great choice for literature students.Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieThis classic novel, which has been around for decades, is short and thus easy to read in a reasonable amount of time. It's also easy to pick up where one left off. The author’s sarcastic, quick wit is evident in her writing. The books by this author are a great exercise for a mind that is curious.The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy FerrissEveryone would like to spend a little more time playing and a little less time working. The idea of a person having more time to do as he/she pleases sounds idyllic to most. Ferriss thought so too: “Why should someone not be productive anyway?” The book offers great insight into brilliant strategies for streamlining efficiency. This book shows how the author learned many valuable skills like speaking Japanese, dancing the tango, and swimming—all by observing, breaking the process down, and doing it himself. Ferris’s book is essential for anyone who needs to streamline his/her work schedule.The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Jules FeifferThis book describes a boy who receives a mysterious package containing a tollbooth. Driving a toy through the tollbooth transports the boy into a mystical land full of adventures one is sure to remember. A person can escape into another world using this book.[...]
Quotes from Yogi Berra (RIP)
"Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical." - Yogi Berra, dead at age 90. What a wonderful man and a wonderful baseball player.
"Writing is 90% mental. The other half is physical, just sitting down to write." - John Kremer
More great quotes from Yogi Berra (RIP):
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
"It ain't over 'til it's over."
"You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours."
"A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore."
"You can observe a lot by watching."
"The future ain’t what it used to be."
I will miss this great man.
Winnie the Pooh on Bravery
If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
— Winnie the Pooh
Keep on Truckin'!
I didn't wait for luck.
I tore after it with a truck.
— A.A. BellKeep on truckin'!
Sonny Crockett: Know the Rules
You've got to know the rules before you can break 'em. Otherwise, it's no fun. — James "Sonny" Crockett, character in Miami Vice TV series
Magnum P.I. on Friends
All you have to prove your worth is the friends you leave behind. — Thomas Magnum, character in Magnum P.I. TV series
Victor Hugo on Love and Ideas
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come. — Victor Hugo, novelist
To love another person is to see the face of God. — Victor Hugo, novelist, Les Miserables
Sydney Bristow on the Truth
There's something that happens when you discover the truth about someone. I know a little about this. The truth changes everything. — Sydney Bristow, character in Alias TV series
Every Person You Talk to Is a Chance to Change the World
Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24/7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume—snap... crackle... this just in, every person you talk to is a chance to change the world.
— Hugh Elliott, blogger, Standing Room Only
How to Become a Billionaire
The best way to become a billionaire is to help a billion people. — Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPrize
Margaret Atwood: Go Around Obstacles
Remember you are half-water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does. — Margaret Atwood, novelist
Follow Your Passion and the Money Will Follow
Follow your passion, be happy, and the money will follow. Do the opposite and you will have money without happiness. Life is simple when you think about it. — The English Sisters
Ronald Reagan on Love
You'll never get in trouble if you say "I love you" at least once a day. — Ronald Reagan, actor and U.S. president
Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Road into the Woods
If man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
It turns out my house is in the woods.
I Will Try Again Tomorrow
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ — Mary Anne Radmacher
Ernest Hall: To Be a Successful Entrepreneur
To be a successful entrepreneur one needs a vision of greatness for one's work. If we dream extravagantly we will be inspired to forge a reality beyond the straight jacket of practicalities. There is a profound connection between art and enterprise which allows businesses to overcome the limitations of their existing visions. — Ernest Hall
Warren Buffett on Good Ideas
All I want is one good idea every year. If you really push me, I will settle for one good idea every two years. — Warren Buffett
If Your Enemy Wrongs You . . .
If your enemy wrongs you, buy each of his children a drum. — Chinese proverb #funny #true