Monday, 18 April 2011

Quotes about Journeys

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training.

An updated version of the book is newly available as part of my Almost Free Kindle titles both in the UK and in the USA.

A journey of a thousand miles starts in front of your feet.
Lao Tzu, Chinese founder of Taoism, author (6th Century BC)

If everything seems to be coming your way, you’re probably in the wrong lane.

None travels so high as he who knows not where he is going.

Oliver Cromwell, English soldier, statesman (1599-1658)

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ursula K Le Guin, US author (b. 1929)

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Muriel Strode US poet (1875-1964)

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted status.

John D Rockefeller, US industrialist, philanthropist (1839-1937)

While modelling and matching the styles and processes of others is helpful, remember it’s your journey with your own goals, signposts and markers.

Scott Simmerman, US management consultant (b. 1948)

Don’t worry about genius. Don’t worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination. And the best motto for a long march is: ‘Don’t grumble. Plug on!’

Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (b. 1925)

I will go anywhere, as long as it be forward.

David Livingstone, British missionary (1813-1873)

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward.

Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (1813-1855)

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

C S Lewis, British author, scholar (1898-1963)

There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

Beverly Sills, US soprano (1929-2007)

Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe – you can’t take a taxi.

Alan Alda, US actor, author, director (b. 1936)

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand, Russian/US author (1905-1982)

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