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KAVON Motivational Quotes

We found the following motivational quotes inspirational and complement many of the business strategies that we promote. We hope you do as well.

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Motivational Quote Author's Picture"No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction."

Charles Kendall Adams
American Educator and Historian


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

John Quincy Adams
Sixth President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you talk about change but don't change the reward and recognition system, nothing changes."

Paul Allaire
Former CEO of Xerox Corporation


"Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve."

Anonymous


"Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; today is a gift - that is why it is called the present."

Anonymous


"Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you."

Anonymous


"Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you."

Anonymous


"Because we don’t know what is really important to us, everything seems important. Because everything seems important, we have to do everything. Other people, unfortunately, see us as doing everything, so they expect us to do everything. Doing everything keeps us so busy, we don’t have time to think about what is really important to us."

Anonymous


"A certificate does not make you certified. Attitude, performance, commitment to self and team - these and a certificate make you certified."

Anonymous


"Partners are not like jumper cables; don’t leave them in the trunk and wait for an emergency."

Anonymous


"The walls of the box from which we are asked to think out of are thickened by years of experience."

Anonymous


"It is better for an organization’s competitiveness and survival to have a large group of people systematically working on small problems every day than a small group periodically working on big problems."

Anonymous


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

Aristotle
Greek Philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing."

Aristotle
Greek Philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Quality is not an act. It is a habit."

Aristotle
Greek Philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."

Aristotle
Greek Philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The only constant is change."

Isaac Asimov
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Essayist, Historian, Biochemist, Textbook Writer, Humorist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Intuition is the art, peculiar to the human mind, of working out the correct answer from data that is, in itself, incomplete or even, perhaps, misleading."

Isaac Asimov
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Essayist, Historian, Biochemist, Textbook Writer, Humorist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."

Isaac Asimov
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Essayist, Historian, Biochemist, Textbook Writer, Humorist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The single most important thing you can do to dramatically improve your presentations is to have a story to tell before you work on your PowerPoint file."

Cliff Atkinson


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. "

Francis Bacon
English Philosopher, Statesman, and Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Truly world-class firms are always examining their business processes and continuously seeking solutions to improve in key areas, such as lead time reduction, cost cutting, exceeding customer expectations, streamlining processes, shortening time to market for new products, and managing the global operation."

Daniel Baldwin
Founder of Engent


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I would rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not."

Lucille Ball
American Comedienne, Film, Television, Stage and Radio Actress, Model, Film and Television Executive


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When we open a new store we give every hourly employee 120 hours of training. Someone said, 'What if you spend all that money and time and they leave?' And I said, 'What if you don’t and they stay?'"

Pal Barger
Chairman and Founder of Pal’s Sudden Service


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You have the right to exploit your success stories to break resistance. We human beings are driven by habit, history, and the rearview mirror. If you want to break direction, you have to shake people up, not by threatening them, not by offering a bonus, but by illustrating in a similar situation what can be accomplished."

Percy Barnevik
Former CEO and later Chairman of Asea Brown Boveri (ABB)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success."

Henry Ward Beecher
Protestant Clergyman, Abolitionist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A person can have the greatest idea in the wold - completely different and novel - but if that person can't convince enough other people, it doesn't matter."

Gregory Berns


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else."

Yogi Berra
Former Major League Baseball Player and Manager


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We must accept human error as inevitable — and design around that fact."

Donald Berwick
MD, MPP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We are guests in our patients' lives."

Donald Berwick
MD, MPP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Some is not a number. Soon is not a time."

Donald Berwick
MD, MPP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time."

Josh Billings
Humorist and Lecturer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point - its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms."

Daniel Boone
American Pioneer and Hunter


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Operationalization is the process of defining a fuzzy concept so as to make the concept measurable in form of variables consisting of specific observations."

Dr. Percy Williams Bridgman
1946 Nobel Prize in Physics Winner


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn. It can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow."

Charles Brower


"First, stop thinking of 'the environment' and 'profitability' as two separate entities. For a company to be successful, you have to stop the devisiveness. They automatically marry."

Bill Brunson
Facilities Manager, Apple Computer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."

Warren Buffet
CEO, Berkshire Hathaway


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do."

George Burns
Entertainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible."

George Burns
Entertainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way."

Barbara Bush
Former First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities."

Barbara Bush
Former First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The potential of this nation is as boundless as the imagination and drive of the American people. . . . Quality management is not just a step. It must be a new style of working. Even a new style of thinking. The dedication to quality and excellence is more than good business; it’s a way of life."

George H. W. Bush
41st President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We are seeing some challenges and some changes in American business, American enterprise, but the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is a reminder of things that must never change: the passion for excellence, the drive to innovate, the hard work that goes with any successful enterprise."

George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you want to compete with me, and you are doing batch and I am doing Lean, then over time I am going to kill you. I am going to take your market share. You just don’t have a chance."

Art Byrne
Former CEO of The Wiremold Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Hospitals have difficult circumstances - everybody is squeezing the health care dollar, so you have to run the business better. That's what I'd like to contribute. Then I'll know I've really given something back."

Art Byrne
Former CEO of The Wiremold Company


"You can’t build a great company without great people. But how do you know them when you see them? Over the past few years, a number of companies in a wide range of industries — from airlines to steel, computers to hotels — have asked themselves what separates their winners from their losers, good hires from bad, and they all arrived at the same answer: what people know is less important than who they are. Hiring, they believe, is not about finding people with the right experience; it’s about finding people with the right mind-set. These companies hire for attitude and train for skill."

Peter Carbonara


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."

Andrew Carnegie
Businessman and Philanthropist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."

Dale Carnegie
American Writer and Lecturer and the Developer of Famous Courses in Self-Improvement, Salesmanship, Corporate Training, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Skills


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nothing within a horizon can have a fixed definition. Every step taken alters the horizon, changes the field of vision, causing us to see what had been thus far circumscribed as something quite different."

James Carse
Professor Emeritus, New York University


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The key to change... is to let go of fear."

Rosanne Cash
American Singer-Songwriter and Author


"If you want one year of prosperity, grow seeds.
If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees.
If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.
"

Chinese Proverb


"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping."

Chinese Proverb


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Plans are things that change."

Fujio Cho
Chairman of Toyota Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time -- a tremendous whack."

Sir Winston Churchill
British politician & Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Politics are almost as exciting a war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times."

Sir Winston Churchill
British politician & Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."

Sir Winston Churchill
British politician & Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"With integrity, nothing else counts. Without integrity, nothing else counts."

Sir Winston Churchill
British politician & Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Say what you have to say and, the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending, sit down."

Sir Winston Churchill
British politician & Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"First he read his speech, second he read it badly, third it wasn't worth reading."

Sir Winston Churchill
British politician & Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

Sir Winston Churchill
British politician & Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

Sir Winston Churchill
British politician & Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which highlights customer satisfaction, workforce empowerment, and increased productivity, has come to symbolize America’s commitment to excellence."

Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The moment of impact. The moment of impact provides potential for change. It has ripple effects far beyond what we can predict. Sending some particles crashing together. Making them closer than before, while sending others spinning off into great ventures. Landing them where you've never thought you’d find them. That's the thing about moments like these. You can’t, no matter how hard you try, control how it’s gonna affect you. You just gotta let the colliding parts go where they may. And wait. For the next collision."

Leo Collins (Channing Tatum)
From the Movie "The Vow"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I see the Baldrige process as a powerful set of mechanisms for disciplined people engaged in disciplined thought and taking disciplined action to create great organizations that produce exceptional results."

Jim Collins
Author of the Book, "Good To Great"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The kind of commitment I find among the best performers across virtually every field is a single-minded passion for what they do, an unwavering desire for excellence in the way they think and the way they work. Genuine confidence is what launches you out of bed in the morning, and through your day with a spring in your step."

Jim Collins
Author of the Book, "Good To Great"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Some managers are uncomfotable with expressing emotion about their dreams, but it's the passion and emotion that will attract and motivate others."

Jim Collins
Author of the Book, "Good To Great"


"In any given application, the first statistical model is rarely the last or best one."

Joseph Conklin
Mathematical Statistician at the U.S. Department of Energy


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

Calvin Coolidge
30th president of US (1872 - 1933)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When you go to Gemba, it's an opportunity to sincerely thank everyone involved for their work. The funny thing is, as the leader, I also would like to thank them for allowing me to support them. I can't give direct care, but,contrary to the old style CEO walking around to be seen, it is a privilege for me to see the team. Every time I am in gemba it reminds me of why, just like clinicians, I went into health care. It feels good."

Kathryn Correia
President and CEO of Healtheast
Former President of Appleton Medical Center and ThedaClark Medical Center


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you don’t bake DFSS into your New Product Introduction Process, and hold teams accountable to the use of DFSS at Phase Gates, your deployment will fail."

David Cote
CEO Honeywell


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, an ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Often we are so busy with sawing that we forget to sharpen the saw."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If we keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Trust is the glue that holds everything together. It creates the environment in which all of the other elements — win-win stewardship agreements, self-directing individuals and teams, aligned structures and systems, and accounatability — can flourish."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The Inside-Out approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self / with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I think that [respect for people] is of profound importance because it means you are caring and you trust them to do the right thing."

Stephen Covey
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."

Jenny Craig
An American Weight Loss Guru and Founder of Jenny Craig, Inc.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Quality has to be caused, not controlled."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Slowness to change usually means fear of the new."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"In a true zero-defects approach, there are no unimportant items."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Being convinced one knows the whole story is the surest way to fail."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Successful people breed success."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Eliminating what is not wanted or needed is profitable in itself."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Change should be a friend. It should happen by plan, not by accident."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Just being honest is not enough. The essential ingredient is executive integrity."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The cost of quality is the expense of doing things wrong."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is always cheaper to do the job right the first time."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Most things don't work like they are supposed to work."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Problems breed problems, and the lack of a disciplined methon of openly attacking them breeds more problems."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We must define quality as conformance to requirements."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The customer deserves to receive exactly what we have promised to produce."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Zero defects is the attitude of defect prevention. It means 'do the job right the first time."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It only takes one bad bit of data in the chain to disturb the effectiveness and accuracy."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't get lost in statistical swamps."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you don't know what the defect level is, how do you know when to get mad?"

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A good follower wants the same results as the leader wants."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Reality is the ultimate criterion."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is not possible to know what you need to learn."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Quality is free. It's not a gift, but it is free. What costs money are unquality things- all the actions that involve not doing jobs right the first time."

Philip Crosby
Businessman, Author, and Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."

Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician, Scientist, Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist, Geologist, Botanist and Writer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician, Scientist, Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist, Geologist, Botanist and Writer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

Charles Darwin
British Naturalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Anybody can achieve gains in quality by slowing down production. That is not what we are talking about."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There is no economy in having one operation produce a part and another separate the good ones from the bad ones."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Confusing common causes with special causes will only make things worse."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When a system is stable, telling the worker about mistakes is only tampering."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Management by results is confusing special causes with common causes. "

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Each system is perfectly designed to give you exactly what you are getting today."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The biggest cost of poor quality is when your customer buys it from someone else because they didn't like yours."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You must not run your Organization as a functional hierarchy. You must understand it as a "System"."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Measurement without the opportunity to improve is harassment!"

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you don't know how to ask the right questions, you discover nothing."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You can not inspect quality into the product; it is already there."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Does experience help? NO! Not if we are doing the wrong things."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We should work on our process, not the outcome of our processes."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Quality starts in the boardroom."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Let us ask our suppliers to come and help us to solve our problems."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We must understand variation."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Innovation comes from the producer, not from the customer."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"No requirement of industry is so much neglected as operational definitions."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A bad system will beat a good person every time."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is not enough that top management commit themselves for life to quality and productivity. They must know what it is that they are committed to -- that is, what they must do. These obligations cannot be delegated. Support is not enough; action is required."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"One cannot be successful on visible figures alone ... the most important figures that one needs for management are unknown or unknowable, but successful management must nevertheless take account of them."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"He that expects to quantify in dollars the gains that will accrue to a company year by year for a program for improvement of quality expounded in [Out of the Crisis] will suffer delusion. He should know before he starts that he will be able to quantify only a trivial part of the gain."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you wait for people to come to you, you’ll only get small problems. You must go and find them. The big problems are where people don’t realize they have one in the first place."

Dr. W. Edwards Deming
American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

Walt Disney
American Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Animator, Entrepreneur, Entertainer, International Icon, and Philanthropist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."

Walt Disney
American Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Animator, Entrepreneur, Entertainer, International Icon, and Philanthropist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

Walt Disney
American Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Animator, Entrepreneur, Entertainer, International Icon, and Philanthropist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

Benjamin Disraeli
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy."

Mike Ditka
Former American Football NFL player, Television Commentator, and Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If things came easy, then everybody would be great at what they did, let's face it."

Mike Ditka
Former American Football NFL player, Television Commentator, and Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done."

Mike Ditka
Former American Football NFL player, Television Commentator, and Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace."

Mike Ditka
Former American Football NFL player, Television Commentator, and Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal."

Mike Ditka
Former American Football NFL player, Television Commentator, and Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves."

Mike Ditka
Former American Football NFL player, Television Commentator, and Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You're never a loser until you quit trying."

Mike Ditka
Former American Football NFL player, Television Commentator, and Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We have learned a great deal in wartime which we can and must carry over to peacetime in that field of industrial activity, which, for lack of a better name, is call "training." During wartime, plants needed to use training in order to supply the needs of the armed forces. Now plants must use training if they are going to survive in competitive situations and if they are going to keep on providing jobs and wages for workers."

Channing Rice (C.R.) Dooley
Director of the Training Within Industry Foundation


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Results is all that separates one company from another."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Profit is not the explanation, cause, or rationale of business behavior and business decisions, but the test of their validity."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Strategic management is not a box of tricks or a bundle of techniques. It is analytical thinking and commitment of resources to action."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"As soon as you move one step up from the bottom, your effectiveness depends on your ability to reach others through the spoken and written word."

Peter Drucker
Executive Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year."

John Foster Dulles
U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail."

John Foster Dulles
U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If we lose sight of people, we lose sight of the very purpose of leadership."

Tony Dungy
Former Professional Football Player and Coach in the National Football League


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Most new supervisors have the technical ability to ensure that staff job assignments are completed, but few are prepared for dealing with the human interactions that are required in a supervisory role."

Deborah Easton
Communication Skills Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Enhanced communication skills of supervisors means fewer errors, less conflict and greater employee buy-in for new initiatives."

Deborah Easton
Communication Skills Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-toitiveness; third, common sense."

Thomas Edison
American inventor and businessman


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."

Thomas Edison
American inventor and businessman


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent."

Thomas Edison
American inventor and businessman


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration."

Thomas Edison
American inventor and businessman


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Thomas Edison
American inventor and businessman


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration."

Thomas Edison
American inventor and businessman


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless."

Thomas Edison
American inventor and businessman


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"To invent, you need a goal, imagination and a pile of junk."

Thomas Edison
American inventor and businessman


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Try not to become a man of success but a man of value."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Once you stop learning, you start dying."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I never allow myself to become discouraged under any circumstances. The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work, second, stick-to-ittiveness, third, common sense."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The future is of greater interest to me than the past, since that is where I intend to spend the rest of my life."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions."

Albert Einstein
Scientist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up."

Dwight Eisenhower
34th President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone."

Dwight Eisenhower
34th President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Essayist, Philosopher, and Poet


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Patience And Fortitude Conquer All Things."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Essayist, Philosopher, and Poet


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Essayist, Philosopher, and Poet


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"People only see what they are prepared to see."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Essayist, Philosopher, and Poet


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."

Epictetus
Greek Stoic Philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows."

Epictetus
Greek Stoic Philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."

William Feather
American publisher and author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work."

William Feather
American publisher and author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes."

Carly Fiorina
Business Executive, Politician


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes."

Carly Fiorina
Business Executive, Politician


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ability to effectively use knowledge is power. In the business world, the person who can get the data to tell the best story wins!"

Gary Fitzmartin
Registered Corporate Coach, Business Consultant, & Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession, without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation."

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace)
Roman Lyric Poet During the time of Augustus


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace)
Roman Lyric Poet During the time of Augustus


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it."

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace)
Roman Lyric Poet During the time of Augustus


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't think, just do."

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace)
Roman Lyric Poet During the time of Augustus


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We want to get full value out of labour so that we may be able to pay it full value. It is use - not conservation - that interests us."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If its not adding value; its waste."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The longer an article is in the process of manufacture and the more it is moved about, the greater its ultimate cost."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We have never considered any costs as fixed. Therefore we first reduce the price to a point where we believe more sales will result. Then we go ahead and try to make the price. We do not bother about the costs. The new price forces the cost down."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"People see successes that men have made and somehow they appear to be easy. But that is a world away from the facts. It is failure that is easy. Success is always hard. A man can fail easily; he can succeed only by paying out all that he has and is."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don’t ever take the fence down until you know why it was put up."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay."

Henry Ford
Founder of the Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"

Anne Frank
Jewish Diarist and Aspiring Writer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world."

Anne Frank
Jewish Diarist and Aspiring Writer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"People hate change. Change of any kind is a struggle with fear, anger, and uncertainty, a war against old habits, hidebound thinking, and entrenched interests. No company can change any faster than it can change the hearts and minds of its people, and the people who change the fastest and best are those who have no choice."

Robert Frey
President of Cin-Made Corporation


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"In business, what distinguishes leaders from laggards and greatness from mediocrity is the ability to uniquely imagine what could be."

Robert Fritz
Author of The Path of Least Resistance


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes."

R. Buckminster Fuller
An American Engineer, Author, Designer, Inventor, and Futurist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."

Galileo Galilei
Italian Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer and Philosopher


"It's been a challenge, but we've found that we can get substantial results when we ask our suppliers to tell us how things should be done, rather than our telling them to just do it our way."

Kevin Galvin
Director of Electrical/Electronic Component Procurement and Supplier Development, Chrysler Corporation


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."

Mahatma Gandhi
Leader of Indian Nationalism in British-Ruled India


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win."

Mahatma Gandhi
Leader of Indian Nationalism in British-Ruled India


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG. "

Bill Gates
American Business Magnate, Philanthropist, and Chairman of Microsoft


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."

Bill Gates
American Business Magnate, Philanthropist, and Chairman of Microsoft


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."

Bill Gates
American Business Magnate, Philanthropist, and Chairman of Microsoft


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act."

Bill Gates
American Business Magnate, Philanthropist, and Chairman of Microsoft


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."

Bill Gates
American Business Magnate, Philanthropist, and Chairman of Microsoft


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."

Bill Gates
American Business Magnate, Philanthropist, and Chairman of Microsoft


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You can't make a recipe for something as complicated as surgery. Instead, you can make a recipe for how to have a team that's prepared for the unexpected."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Just using a checklist requires [doctors] to embrace different values from ones we've had, like humility, discipline, teamwork."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Having great components is not enough, and yet we've been obsessed in medicine with components. We want the best drugs, the best technologies, the best specialists, but we don't think too much about how it all comes together."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We always hope for the easy fix: the one simple change that will erase a problem in a stroke. But few things in life work this way. Instead, success requires making a hundred small steps go right - one after the other, no slip ups, no goofs, everyone pitching in."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"No matter what measures are taken, doctors will sometimes falter, and it isn't reasonable to ask that we achieve perfection. What is reasonable is to ask that we never cease to aim for it."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Man is fallible, but maybe men are less so."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't let yourself be. Find something new to try, something to change. Count how often it succeeds and how often it doesn't. Write about it. Ask a patient or a colleague what they think about it. See if you can keep the conversation going."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"In psychology, there's something called the broken-leg problem. A statistical formula may be highly successful in predicting whether or not a person will go to a movie in the next week. But someone who knows that this person is laid up with a broken leg will beat the formula. No formula can take into account the infinite range of such exceptional events."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"What is needed, however, isn't just that people working together be nice to each other. It is discipline. Discipline is hard--harder than trustworthiness and skill and perhaps even than selflessness. We are by nature flawed and inconstant creatures. We can't even keep from snacking between meals. We are not built for discipline. We are built for novelty and excitement, not for careful attention to detail. Discipline is something we have to work at."

Atul Gawande
American Surgeon, Author, and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The entrepreneur in us sees opportunities everywhere we look, but many people see only problems everywhere they look. The entrepreneur in us is more concerned with discriminating between opportunities than he or she is with failing to see the opportunities."

Michael Gerber
Author, Entrepreneur


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."

Newt Gingrich
American politician and author
Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I think the important thing for a CEO to do is to be a vocal supporter and make it known to the leadership team that lean is important."

Dick Giromini
CEO at Wabash National Corp


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."

Arnold Glasgow


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Make your life a mission - not an intermission."

Arnold Glasgow


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The future is the past returning through another gate."

Arnold Glasgow


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Beware of those who laugh at nothing or everything."

Arnold Glasgow


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects."

Arnold Glasgow


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion."

Arnold Glasgow


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nothing lasts forever--not even your troubles."

Arnold Glasgow


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."

Arnold Glasgow


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope."

Arnold Glasgow


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Cost Accounting is enemy number one of productivity."

Eliyahu Goldratt
Israeli Physicist, Author of "The Goal"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Make the bottlenecks work only on what will contribute to throughput today … not nine months from now. That’s one way to increase capacity at the bottlenecks. The other way you increase bottleneck capacity is to take some of the load off the bottlenecks and give it to non-bottlenecks."

Eliyahu Goldratt
Israeli Physicist, Author of "The Goal"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If we reduce batch sizes by half, we also reduce by half the time it will take to process a batch. That means we reduce queue and wait by half as well. Reduce those by half, and we reduce by about half the total time parts spend in the plant. Reduce the time parts spend in the plant and our total lead time condenses. And with faster turn-around on orders, customers get their orders faster."

Eliyahu Goldratt
Israeli Physicist, Author of "The Goal"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"An hour saved at the non-bottleneck is a mirage."

Eliyahu Goldratt
Israeli Physicist, Author of "The Goal"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"An expert is not someone who gives you the answer, it is someone who asks you the right question."

Eliyahu Goldratt
Israeli Physicist, Author of "The Goal"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Why is there a lock on your suggestion box? Are you afraid that the competing hospital across the street is sending people over to steal your good ideas?"

Mark Graban
Healthcare consultant, speaker, author of "Lean Hospitals" & "Healthcare Kaizen," chief improvement officer at KaiNexus


"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality."

Harold Greneen
American Businessman
President of the ITT Corporation


"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: Cash and Experience. Take the experience first. The cash will come later."

Harold Greneen
American Businessman
President of the ITT Corporation


"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality."

Harold Greneen
American Businessman
President of the ITT Corporation


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been."

Wayne Gretzky
Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Player and Former Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Wayne Gretzky
Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Player and Former Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy."

Wayne Gretzky
Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Player and Former Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful."

Wayne Gretzky
Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Player and Former Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Most companies don't die because they are wrong; they die because they don't commit themselves. They fritter away their momentum and their valuable resources while attempting to make a decision. The greatest danger is standing still."

Andy Grove
Former CEO of Intel Corporation


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Creating an environment where the status quo isn’t good enough is key to long-term survival."

Anthony Guerra
Editor-In-Chief, Healthcare Informatics Magazine


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The most important part of the effective process is not the actual development and implementation of a new idea, but the appreciation that it is possible to do things differently."

Anthony Guerra
Editor-In-Chief, Healthcare Informatics Magazine


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Tomorrow when you come to work, if it doesn't make the customer happy, move the business forward, and save us money - don't do it."

Reed Hastings
CEO Netflix


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Never mistake motion for action."

Ernest Hemingway
American Author and Journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"All things are in a state of flux."

Heraclitus
Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nothing is permanent, but change."

Heraclitus
Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way."

Heraclitus
Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."

Theodore Hesburgh
President, University of Notre Dame


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If we are to remain mission focused, as we must be if we are to be relevant in an uncertain age, the abandoning those things that do not further the mission is a leadership imperative."

Frances Hesselbein
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute
Founder of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation
Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976-1990


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day."

Frances Hesselbein
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute
Founder of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation
Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976-1990


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do it."

Frances Hesselbein
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute
Founder of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation
Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976-1990


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is the quality and the character of the leader that determines the results and performance."

Frances Hesselbein
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute
Founder of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation
Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976-1990


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The best part of the character and quality of the leader is expressing who you are in the work you do and how you do it."

Frances Hesselbein
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute
Founder of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation
Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976-1990


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You should be a living practicing example of what you are preaching."

Frances Hesselbein
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute
Founder of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation
Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976-1990


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Few leaders are born. We learn to be leaders. We learn by working with other people and working through our philosophy."

Frances Hesselbein
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute
Founder of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation
Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976-1990


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Does our structure express our people and our mission and what we hope to accomplish, our results?"

Frances Hesselbein
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute
Founder of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation
Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976-1990


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A goal is a dream with a deadline."

Napoleon Hill
American Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't wait. The time will never be just right."

Napoleon Hill
American Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does."

Napoleon Hill
American Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times."

Napoleon Hill
American Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure."

Napoleon Hill
American Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit"

Conrad Hilton
American Hotelier and Founder of the Hilton Hotels Chain


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don’t see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity, and then you die."

Gary Hirshberg
President and CEO, Stonyfield Farm


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ability to define a business model and then focus on operating it, instead of always changing and coming up with new ideas and solutions, is one differentiating aspect of an entrepreneur and an inventor."

Robert Hisrich
Garvin Professor of Global Entrepreneurship and Director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Man's mind, stretched to a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions."

Oliver Wendell Holmes
American jurist
Justice of U.S. Supreme Court


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

Lou Holtz
Author, Television Commentator, Motivational Speaker, and former NCAA Football and NFL Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions."

Lou Holtz
Author, Television Commentator, Motivational Speaker, and former NCAA Football and NFL Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it."

Lou Holtz
Author, Television Commentator, Motivational Speaker, and former NCAA Football and NFL Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated."

Lou Holtz
Author, Television Commentator, Motivational Speaker, and former NCAA Football and NFL Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it."

Lou Holtz
Author, Television Commentator, Motivational Speaker, and former NCAA Football and NFL Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If its a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission."

Grace Hopper
Admiral


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Wealth isn't always measured in dollar signs. We each have time, talent and creativity, all of which can be powerful forces for positive change. Share your blessings in whatever form they come and to whatever level you have been blessed."

Jon Huntsman
American Businessman and Philanthropist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A crisis allows us the opportunity to dip deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed."

Jon Huntsman
American Businessman and Philanthropist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you go through the improvement kata process you'll get to where you need to get to. And the more times you do it the better you will get at it."

Jim Huntzinger
President, Lean Summits


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We want to make sure we are in existence 100 years from now, and you can only do that if you innovate. You cannot just tread water and not embrace change because you will die. So, you've always got to be figuring out some way to grow, and that requires being willing to look at things differently."

Mark Hutcheson
Past Virginia Mason Medical Center Board Chair


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Learn what is true in order to do what is right."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"God give me strength to face a fact though it slay me."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation."

Thomas Huxley
English Biologist (Anatomist)


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter."

Lee Iacocca
Philanthropist, Former CEO of Chrysler Corporation, Former President of Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s important and then give it all you’ve got."

Lee Iacocca
Philanthropist, Former CEO of Chrysler Corporation, Former President of Ford Motor Company


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The message of the Kaizen Strategy is that not one day should go by without some kind of improvement being made somewhere in the company."

Masaaki Imai
Consultant, Pioneer and Leader in Spreading the KAIZEN Philosophy


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is impossible to improve any process until it is standardized. If the process is shifting from here to there, then any improvement will just be one more variation that is occasionally used and mostly ignored. One must standardize, and thus stabilize the process, before continuous improvement can be made."

Masaaki Imai
Consultant, Pioneer and Leader in Spreading the KAIZEN Philosophy


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You can't do kaizen just once or twice and expect immediate results. You have to be in it for the long haul."

Masaaki Imai
Consultant, Pioneer and Leader in Spreading the KAIZEN Philosophy


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Kaizen is like a hotbed that nurtures small and ongoing changes, while innovation is like magma that appears in abrupt eruptions from time to time."

Masaaki Imai
Consultant, Pioneer and Leader in Spreading the KAIZEN Philosophy


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Japanese management practices succeed simply because they are good management practices. This success has little to do with cultural factors. And the lack of cultural bias means that these practices can be – and are – just as successfully employed elsewhere."

Masaaki Imai
Consultant, Pioneer and Leader in Spreading the KAIZEN Philosophy


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The Kaizen Philosophy assumes that our way of life -- be it our working life, our social life, or our home life -- deserves to be constantly improved."

Masaaki Imai
Consultant, Pioneer and Leader in Spreading the KAIZEN Philosophy


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"As much as 95% of quality related problems in the factory can be solved with seven fundamental quantitative tools."

Kaoru Ishikawa
University Professor and Influential Quality Management Innovator.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Quality control starts and ends with training."

Kaoru Ishikawa
University Professor and Influential Quality Management Innovator.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ideas of control and improvement are often confused with one another. This is because quality control and quality improvement are inseparable."

Kaoru Ishikawa
University Professor and Influential Quality Management Innovator.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Quality control is applicable to any kind of enterprise. In fact, Quality Control must be applied in every enterprise."

Kaoru Ishikawa
University Professor and Influential Quality Management Innovator.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Quality control which cannot show results is not quality control. Let us engage in QC which makes so much money for the company that we do not know what to do with it."

Kaoru Ishikawa
University Professor and Influential Quality Management Innovator.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of each member is the team."

Phil Jackson
Coach of Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."

Thomas Jefferson
Third President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."

Thomas Jefferson
Third President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Teams continue to be key performance units in organizations. Typically teams are tasked with making recommendations or decisions about how the organization should move forward on an important project or solve a problem impacting the business. Improving the performance of teams, and in particular their ability to make decisions, enhances the organization's ability to be competitive and successful."

Bob Jewell
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I want to put a ding in the universe. "

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines. "

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It takes these very simple-minded instructions—'Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it's greater than this other number'––but executes them at a rate of, let's say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It's very character-building."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"That's been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful… that's what matters to me."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"This is not a one-man show. What's reinvigorating this company is two things: One, there's a lot of really talented people in this company who listened to the world tell them they were losers for a couple of years, and some of them were on the verge of starting to believe it themselves. But they’re not losers. What they didn't have was a good set of coaches, a good plan. A good senior management team. But they have that now."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You've got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology - not the other way around."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people."

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
American Computer Entrepreneur and Innovator
Previous Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."

Samuel Johnson
English author, Essayist, Lexicographer, Biographer, Poet


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Round numbers are always false."

Samuel Johnson
English author, Essayist, Lexicographer, Biographer, Poet


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

Michael Jordan
All Star Basketball Player, Chicago Bulls


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."

Michael Jordan
All Star Basketball Player, Chicago Bulls


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."

Michael Jordan
All Star Basketball Player, Chicago Bulls


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."

Michael Jordan
All Star Basketball Player, Chicago Bulls


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."

Michael Jordan
All Star Basketball Player, Chicago Bulls


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is most important that top management be quality-minded. In the absence of sincere manifestation of interest at the top, little will happen below."

Joseph Juran
Management Consultant, Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"What I want to do has no end, since I am on the endless frontier of a branch of knowledge."

Joseph Juran
Management Consultant, Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action."

Joseph Juran
Management Consultant, Quality Guru


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Innovation is always a surprise. By definition, it is something no one has thought of before. Its very existence shows that realty is not fixed in predictable patterns. Instead, creative new possibilities can emerge in any field, in any industry. To succeed, we must imagine possibilities outside of conventional categories, envision actions that cross traditional boundaries, anticipate repercussions, take advantage of interdependencies, make new connections, or invent new combinations."

Gary Kaplan
Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Medical Center


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Corporate Management Accounting systems are inadequate for today’s environment. Too complex! "

Robert Kaplan
Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

Helen Keller


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"In physical science the first essential step in the direction of learning any subject is to find principles of numerical reckoning and practicable methods for measuring some quality connected with it. I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the state of Science, whatever the matter may be."

Lord Kelvin
Irish Mathematician, Physicist, and Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you can not measure it, you can not improve it."

Lord Kelvin
Irish Mathematician, Physicist, and Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"To measure is to know."

Lord Kelvin
Irish Mathematician, Physicist, and Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced the state of science."

Lord Kelvin
Irish Mathematician, Physicist, and Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man."

John Kennedy
35th President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nor problem of human destiny is beyond human beings."

John Kennedy
35th President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"In short, we must face problems which do not lend themselves to easy or quick or permanent solutions."

John Kennedy
35th President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic."

John Kennedy
35th President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."

John Kennedy
35th President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones."

John Maynard Keynes


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I keep six honest serving-men(They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who."

Rudyard Kipling
English short-story writer, poet, and novelist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Never underestimate the magnitude of the power of the forces that reinforce the status quo."

John Kotter
Author and American Professor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Under normal conditions the research scientist is not an innovator but a solver of puzzles, and the puzzles upon which he concentrates are just those which he believes can be both stated and solved within the existing scientific tradition."

Thomas Kuhn
American Physicist, Historian, and Philosopher of Science


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is not always easy to do the right thing. But, doing the right thing makes you strong, it builds character, it forces you to make decisions based upon your beliefs and not what other people think. In life, and in business, you have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone. But, what makes you a leader is having the courage of your convictions."

Queen Latifah
American Rapper, Model and Actress


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare."

Patrick Lencioni
Author of "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, Introduction"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you want to truly understand something, try to change it."

Kurt Lewin
German-American Psychologist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax."

Abraham Lincoln
Sixteenth President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition."

Abraham Lincoln
Sixteenth President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down..."

Abraham Lincoln
Sixteenth President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Things may come to those who wait...but only the things left by those who hustle."

Abraham Lincoln
Sixteenth President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they appear to be true views."

Abraham Lincoln
Sixteenth President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."

Vince Lombardi
Former Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it."

Vince Lombardi
Former Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

Vince Lombardi
Former Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."

Vince Lombardi
Former Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch Excellence."

Vince Lombardi
Former Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life."

Joan Lundon
American Journalist, Author and Television Host


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it."

Joan Lundon
American Journalist, Author and Television Host


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A fulfilling life is different to each person. You have to acknowledge your dreams, and not just wait for life to happen, and opportunities to come knocking at your door."

Joan Lundon
American Journalist, Author and Television Host


"We compare our environmental expenses to the estimated savings that result from the company's pursuit of environmental leadership. The savings have offset the expenses by approximately two to one."

Diana Lyon
Program Director - Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. "

Maxwell Maltz
American Cosmetic Surgeon and Author Who Developed Psycho-Cybernetics


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Always reward your long hours of labor and toil in the very best way, surrounded by your family. Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics, and your own progress will hasten when you constantly strive to present your best side to your children. And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success."

Og Mandino
Author of "The Greatest Salesman in the World"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!"

Og Mandino
Author of "The Greatest Salesman in the World"


"We all want to meet the demands of war - maximum production through best use of our facilities and talents. But we can also build for the future in meeting the present challenge. The training we give the worker to do a good job for now for war production can be more than an expedient means of getting the job done. It can be suitable to the individual and in line with the antive talen and aspiration. Then it becomes education because theworker placed in the line of work he desires, and trained in accordance with his talen and aspiration, is a growing individual - mentally, morally, and spiritually, as well as technically."

Charles Mann
Served as Chairman of the War Depatment's Committee on Education and Special Training during World War I


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The customer doesn't expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong."

Lord Colin Marshall
British businessman and member of the House of Lords


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."

Somerset Maugham
British playwright, novelist and short story writer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit."

Somerset Maugham
British playwright, novelist and short story writer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice."

Somerset Maugham
British playwright, novelist and short story writer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When things are at their worst I find something always happens."

Somerset Maugham
British playwright, novelist and short story writer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails."

John Maxwell
Author; Company Leader


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition."

Ed McCabe


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The real message isn't what you say, it's what the other person remembers."

Harry Mills
CEO of The Mills Group, Author, and Mentor on Persuasion for the Harvard Manage/Mentor Program


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"In real estate, its location, location, location, in sales, its differentiation, differentiation, differentiation."

Harry Mills
CEO of The Mills Group, Author, and Mentor on Persuasion for the Harvard Manage/Mentor Program


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Difficulty is the one excuse that history never accepts."

Edward R. Murrow
American broadcast journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful."

Edward R. Murrow
American broadcast journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer."

Edward R. Murrow
American broadcast journalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There was a perception that I was going out to catch people, he says. Over time they understand that I just want to see it like a customer. I can do my job better if I have firsthand exposure to the good, the bad and the ugly."

Bob Nardelli
CEO at Home Depot


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Focus on remedies, not faults."

Jack Nicklaus
Professional Golfer "The Golden Bear"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You've got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot is coming from. "

Jack Nicklaus
Professional Golfer "The Golden Bear"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work."

Jack Nicklaus
Professional Golfer "The Golden Bear"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"For every task performed, the performance standard is: DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME."

Frank Novak
Founder of KAVON International, Inc.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you get invited to be part of a team, don't look at it as a burden to get out of, but rather an opportunity to inspire, invigorate, and bring life to the team."

John Novak
President and Trusted Advisor at KAVON International, Inc.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Certified Quality Auditor
Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A robust internal auditing program shows its presence both at the beginning and end of continual improvement projects. In the beginning, internal audits identify opportunities for improvement, at the end, internal audits provide a mechanism for monitoring the implemented improvement in order to sustain its benefits for the long term."

John Novak
President and Trusted Advisor at KAVON International, Inc.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Certified Quality Auditor
Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You want continual improvement? Then I challenge every employee in an organization to discard the status quo and ask themselves everyday, "How can I improve my job?", then find a way to make it happen."

John Novak
President and Trusted Advisor at KAVON International, Inc.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Certified Quality Auditor
Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"An ISO 9001 system, properly implemented and diligently adhered to, can become the cornerstone for a world-class company. The foundation established by this system, brings discipline and documentation to the company culture while focusing on customer satisfaction through continual process improvement. "

John Novak
President and Trusted Advisor at KAVON International, Inc.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Certified Quality Auditor
Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When it comes to continual improvement programs, the biggest mistake is a failure to launch, the biggest hurdle is culture."

John Novak
President and Trusted Advisor at KAVON International, Inc.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Certified Quality Auditor
Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't let the fear of statistics keep you from launching a continual improvement program. The statistics hurdle is easily overcome, going out of business is not."

John Novak
President and Trusted Advisor at KAVON International, Inc.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Certified Quality Auditor
Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"With Lean Six Sigma, the tools are the easy part, changing organizational culture is the hard part."

John Novak
President and Trusted Advisor at KAVON International, Inc.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Certified Quality Auditor
Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Hypotheses are nets: only he who casts will catch."

Novalis
Author and Philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The more inventory a company has, ... the less likely they will have what they need."

Taiichi Ohno
Former Toyota Vice President


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Without standards, there can be no improvement."

Taiichi Ohno
Former Toyota Vice President


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"No goal, regardless of how small can be achieved without adequate training."

Taiichi Ohno
Former Toyota Vice President


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"All we are doing is looking at the time line, from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash. And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value adding wastes."

Taiichi Ohno
Former Toyota Vice President


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The only place that work and motion are the same thing is the zoo where people pay to see the animals move around"."

Taiichi Ohno
Former Toyota Vice President


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Why not make the work easier and more interesting so that people do not have to sweat? The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people’s creativity. People don’t go to Toyota to 'work' they go there to think."

Taiichi Ohno
Former Toyota Vice President


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced"

Taiichi Ohno
Former Toyota Vice President


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When you are out observing on the gemba, do something to help them. If you do, people will come to expect that you can help them and will look forward to seeing you again on the gemba."

Taiichi Ohno
Former Toyota Vice President


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Kaizen is about changing the way things are. If you assume that things are all right the way they are, you can't do Kaizen. So change something!"

Taiichi Ohno
Former Toyota Vice President


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"In the end, I have found that people like the direct approach. Its much more valuable to them to have a leader who's absolutely clear and open than to have one that soft-soaps or talks in circles."

Bill Parcells
NFL Head Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Supervisors who are well-trained learn to be better leaders and communicate with their employees and colleagues more effectively. Highly trained employees feel more valued, therefore organizations will experience better retention rates."

Ned Parks
Consultant
Public Speaker
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Reward the behaviors that you want repeated and 'ignore' the ones you don't."

Ned Parks
Consultant
Public Speaker
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you think it – ink it."

Ned Parks
Consultant
Public Speaker
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back."

Joe Paterno
Head Football Coach at Penn State


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy."

Joe Paterno
Head Football Coach at Penn State


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality."

Joe Paterno
Head Football Coach at Penn State


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."

Joe Paterno
Head Football Coach at Penn State


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional."

Joe Paterno
Head Football Coach at Penn State


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart and mind - confidence is the key to all the locks."

Joe Paterno
Head Football Coach at Penn State


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."

George Patton
United States Army Officer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

George Patton
United States Army Officer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Take calculated risks–that is quite different from being rash."

George Patton
United States Army Officer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow."

George Patton
United States Army Officer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory."

George Patton
United States Army Officer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

George Patton
United States Army Officer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded."

John Paul II
Pope


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."

Norman Vincent Peale
Author Of "The Power Of Positive Thinking"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up."

Norman Vincent Peale
Author Of "The Power Of Positive Thinking"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast."

Tom Peters
American Writer on Business Management Practices


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."

Pablo Picasso
Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."

Plato
Ancient Greek Philosopher


"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better."

Barbara Pletcher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The game of science is, in principle, without end. He who decides one day that scientific statements do not call for any further test, and that they can be regarded as finally verified, retires from the game."

Karl Popper
Philosopher and a Professor at the London School of Economics


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Successful organizations today know that teams make a big difference in achieving business results. However, not every group is a team and not every team is effective."

John Potkalitsky
KAVON Trusted Advisor
Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Compared to regular teams, high-performance teams add value by delivering quicker results, generating more creative, breakthrough solutions to problems and by building a higher level of collaboration to make better decisions."

John Potkalitsky
KAVON Trusted Advisor
Consultant
Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."

Colin Powell
Former Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it."

Colin Powell
Former Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Advisor


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

Ayn Rand
Russian-American Novelist, Philosopher, Playwright and Screenwriter


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity."

Ayn Rand
Russian-American Novelist, Philosopher, Playwright and Screenwriter


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Presentations aren't about the presenter; they are about the audience and what the audience needs. If the presenter is talking too much it's usually a sign that he or she has forgotten who's important."

Simon Raybould
Recognized Expert in Presenting, Author and Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Facts are stubborn things."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. "

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"America’s economic strength depends on industry’s ability to improve productivity and quality and to remain on the cutting edge of technology, and that’s why the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is so important."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away."

Ronald Reagan
40th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Achieving election-winning government performance begins when city leaders and the mayor work together to create a competitive strategy."

Graham Richard
Former Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"One hope is that you will think about what you can do in your community, even if it is just inviting an elected official to lunch and sharing with them your passion about Lean Six Sigma and how it can help the government do a better job."

Graham Richard
Former Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you are OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between."

Pat Riley
NBA Head Coach of the Miami Heat


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The TWI programs have a long track record of dramatically boosting productivity and quality almost wherever they are used. They might well be the most successful supervisor training programs ever developed. Over the last four decades, they have supported the Kaizen efforts of some of the world’s most efficient companies. In particular, they played a central role in the conceptual development of lean production and in instilling its most important principles in the minds of millions."

Alan Robinson
Author, Educator, Consultant


"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."

Maria Robinson


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Often, problems are knots with many strands, and looking at those strands can make a problem seem different."

Fred Rogers
American Educator, Presbyterian Minister, Songwriter, Author, and Television Host


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"In order to succeed, you must know what you are doing, like what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing."

Will Rogers
Actor, Comic, Columnist, Radio Personality


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There is no joy other than the joy of creating. There is no man who is truly alive other than one who is creating. All others are just shadows on the earth with nothing to do with being alive. The joy of living, whether it is love or action, is the joy of creating."

Romain Rolland
French dramatist, Novelist, Essayist, Art Historian, Mystic, and Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. "

Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. "

Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Understanding is a two-way street."

Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You must do the things you think you cannot do."

Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth."

Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives."

Theodore Roosevelt
26th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so the his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt
26th President Of The United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

Babe Ruth
American Major League Baseball Player


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."

Babe Ruth
American Major League Baseball Player


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You just can't beat the person who never gives up."

Babe Ruth
American Major League Baseball Player


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The scoreboard has nothing to do with the process. Each possession you look across at the opponent and commit yourself to dominate that person. It’s about individuals dominating the individuals they’re playing against. If you can do this…if you can focus on the one possession and wipe out the distractions…then you will be satisfied with the result."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you don’t get result-oriented with the kids, you can focus on the things in the process that are important to them being successful."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It’s not the end result. Don’t think about winning the SEC Championship. Don’t think about the national championship. Think about what you needed to do in this drill, on this play, in this moment. That’s the process: Let’s think about what we can do today, the task at hand."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"One thing we need to do differently in motivating players and helping them be successful is not to talk about results. Our goal next year is to be a dominant football team."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The process of our 2004 national title began 400 days earlier with a loss to Arkansas. Every second of that process led us to a championship."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Success doesn’t come from pie-in-the-sky thinking. It’s the result of consciously doing something each day that will add to your overall excellence."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The scoreboard has nothing to do with the process. Each possession you look across at the opponent and commit yourself to dominate that person. It’s about individuals dominating the individuals they’re playing against. If you can do this…if you can focus on the one possession and wipe out the distractions…then you will be satisfied with the result."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I’m tired of hearing all this talk from people who don’t understand the process of hard work—like little kids in the back seat asking ‘Are we there yet?’ Get where you’re going 1 mile-marker at a time."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Focus on the process of what it takes to be successful."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We’re not going to talk about what we’re going to accomplish, we’re going to talk about how we’re going to do it."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We don’t talk about winning championships, we talk about being champions."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The process is really what you have to do day in and day out to be successful, we try to define the standard that we want everybody to sort of work toward, adhere to, and do it on a consistent basis. And the things that I talked about before, being responsible for your own self-determination, having a positive attitude, having great work ethic, having discipline to be able to execute on a consistent basis, whatever it is you’re trying to do, those are the things that we try to focus on, and we don’t try to focus as much on the outcomes as we do on being all that you can be."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Eliminate the clutter and all the things that are going on outside and focus on the things that you can control with how you sort of go about and take care of your business. That’s something that’s ongoing, and it can never change."

Nick Saban
American College Football Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"

Robert Schuller
American Televangelist, Pastor, and Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember this—you haven’t."

Robert Schuller
American Televangelist, Pastor, and Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."

Norman Schwarzkopf
4 Star General in the United States Army


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When in charge, take charge, and do the right thing! "

Norman Schwarzkopf
4 Star General in the United States Army


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Marketing is really theater. It's like staging a performance."

John Sculley
American Businessman
Former CEO of Apple Computer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"...where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together."

Peter Senge
American Scientist
Director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management
Author of the book, "The Fifth Discipline"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."

George Bernard Shaw
Irish Playwright and a Co-Founder of the London School of Economics


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When you buy bananas all you want is the fruit not the skin, but you have to pay for the skin also. It is a waste. And you the customer should not have to pay for the waste."

Shigeo Shingo
A Japanese Industrial Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A relentless barrage of “why’s” is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo. Use it often."

Shigeo Shingo
A Japanese Industrial Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before."

Shigeo Shingo
A Japanese Industrial Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The best approach is to dig out and eliminate problems where they are assumed not to exist."

Shigeo Shingo
A Japanese Industrial Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Are you too busy for improvement? Frequently, I am rebuffed by people who say they are too busy and have no time for such activities. I make it a point to respond by telling people, look, you’ll stop being busy either when you die or when the company goes bankrupt."

Shigeo Shingo
A Japanese Industrial Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize."

Shigeo Shingo
A Japanese Industrial Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"90% of resistance is cautionary."

Shigeo Shingo
A Japanese Industrial Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"To my amazement, the program Toyota was going to great expense to transfer to NUMMI was exactly that which the Americans had taught the Japanese decades before."

John Shook
Senior Advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Ethics is the moral courage to do what we know is right, and not to do what we know is wrong."

C.J. Silas
CEO of Phillips Petroleum


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Waste and variation are the two common enemies of the manufacturer."

Robert Skillman
KAVON Trusted Advisor
Certified Master Black Belt
Lean Sensei
Consultant
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ancestor of all actions is the Plan. Visions are only a dream until a plan is developed and actions are taken."

Robert Skillman
KAVON Trusted Advisor
Certified Master Black Belt
Lean Sensei
Consultant
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the Lean Practitioner, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be!"

Robert Skillman
KAVON Trusted Advisor
Certified Master Black Belt
Lean Sensei
Consultant
Trainer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it you have no certainty, until you try."

Sophocles
Ancient Greek Tragedian


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication."

Roger Staubach
Businessman, Heisman Trophy Winner, and Hall of Fame Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts."

Roger Staubach
Businessman, Heisman Trophy Winner, and Hall of Fame Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it"

Margaret Thatcher
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


"We view errors as opportunities for learning. Rather than blaming individuals, the organization takes corrective actions and distributes knowledge about each experience broadly. Learning is a continuous company-wide process as superiors motivate and train subordinates; as predecessors do the same for successors; and as team members at all levels share knowledge with one another."

Toyota Motor Corporation, The Toyota Way


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root."

Henry David Thoreau
American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Different isn't always better, but better is always different."

Marshall Thurber
Attorney, Real Estate Developer, Editor, Businessman, Educator, Scholar, Inventor, Negotiator, Author, and Public Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The key to successful Lean implementation is that leaders have to change. We have to change from the all-knowing, being "in-charge," autocratic "buck stops with me," impatient, blaming person -- who is a control freak -- to the person who is patient, knowledgeable, a good facilitator, willing to teach, actually willing to learn, be a helper, and effective communicator, and be humble."

John Toussaint
CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"We have a wide variation in how we are managing healthcare organizations and that is leading to a lot of [quality] defects."

John Toussaint
CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Creating work that is meaningful and safe is the mark of profound respect for people."

John Toussaint
CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"How can any of us be 'too busy' to be involved in delivering reliable care to our patients? I think the real reason this attitude exists is that most leaders do not want to change. The truth they do not utter is, 'Change is great as long as I don't have to do it.'"

John Toussaint
CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I learn each day what I need to know to do tomorrow's work."

Arnold Toynbee
Historian


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I want you to use your own heads. And I want you actively to train your people on how to think for themselves."

Eiji Toyoda
Japanese industrialist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Everyone should tackle some great project at least once in their life."

Sakichi Toyoda
Japanese Inventor and Industrialist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make."

Donald Trump
Real Estate and Entertainment Mogul


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."

Art Turock
Author and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The secret to getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."

Mark Twain
American Humorist, Novelist, Writer, and Lecturer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech."

Mark Twain
American Humorist, Novelist, Writer, and Lecturer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."

Mark Twain
American Humorist, Novelist, Writer, and Lecturer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection."

Mark Twain
American Humorist, Novelist, Writer, and Lecturer.


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have you emotions moved to tears - could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day ... Cancer can take away all my physical ability. It cannot touch my mind,; it cannot touch my heart; and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever. I thank you and God bless all of you."

Jimmy Valvano
American College Basketball Coach


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If there is a trait which does characterize leaders it is opportunism. Successful people are very often those who steadfastly refuse to be daunted by disadvantage and have the ability to turn disadvantage to good effect. They are people who seize opportunity and take risks. Leadership then seems to be a matter of personality and character."

John Viney
Chairman of Heidrick and Struggles


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it."

Voltaire
French Enlightenment Writer, Essayist, and Philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Perfection is attained by slow degrees, it requires the hand of time"

Voltaire
French Enlightenment Writer, Essayist, and Philosopher


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. "

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience."

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."

Sam Walton
Founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"High expectations are the key to everything."

Sam Walton
Founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you're too inefficient."

Sam Walton
Founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish."

Sam Walton
Founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts."

Booker T. Washington
American Political Leader, Educator, Orator and Author


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."

Martha Washington
First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."

Martha Washington
First Lady of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"There’s no end to the process of learning about the Toyota Way. I don’t think I have a complete understanding even today, and I have worked for the company for 43 years."

Katsuaki Watanabe
President of Toyota Motor Corporation


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself."

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate."

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good."

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops."

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous — not just to some people in some circumstances — but to everyone all the time."

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new."

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work. "

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up."

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work."

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer."

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"THINK"

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
Former CEO of IBM


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight."

Jack Welch
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The best Six Sigma projects begin not inside the business but outside it, focused on answering the question, how can we make the customer more competitive?"

Jack Welch
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Six Sigma is a quality program that, when all is said and done, improves your customers' experience, lowers your costs, and builds better leaders."

Jack Welch
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Change before you have to."

Jack Welch
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"One of the ways we'll know that Work-Out has been successful is that my style of leadership will no longer be tolerated in this company."

Jack Welch
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Control Your Own Destiny Or Somebody Else Will."

Jack Welch
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Look, I only have three things to do. I have to choose the right people, allocate the right number of dollars, and transmit ideas from one division to another with the speed of light. So I'm really in the business of being the gatekeeper and the transmitter of ideas."

Jack Welch
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The only way I see to get more productivity is by getting people involved and excited about their jobs. You can't afford to have anyone walk through a gate of a factory, or into an office, who's not giving 120%. I don't mean running and sweating, but working smarter. It's just a matter of understanding the customer's needs instead of just making something and putting it into a box. It's a matter of seeing the importance of your role in the total process... When people see that their ideas count, their dignity is raised. Instead of feeling numb, like robots, they feel important. They are important."

Jack Welch
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Real change agents comprise less than 10% of all business people."

Jack Welch
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"No data have meaning apart from their context."

Donald Wheeler
American author, statistician and expert in quality control


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson
Spiritual Activist, Author, Lecturer and Founder of The Peace Alliance


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."

Woodrow Wilson
28th President of the United States


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Follow your passion. Do what you love, and the money will follow. Most people don't believe it, but it's true."

Oprah Winfrey
American Media Proprietor, Businesswoman, Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The essential question is not, "How busy are you?" but "What are you busy at?""

Oprah Winfrey
American Media Proprietor, Businesswoman, Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the "right stuff" to turn our dreams into reality."

James Womack
Author of "Lean Thinking"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Where there is a product (or service) for a customer, there is a value stream. The challenge lies in seeing it."

James Womack
Author of "Lean Thinking"


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The main ingredient to stardom is the rest of the team."

John Wooden
Head Basketball Coach, Emeritus, UCLA


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Success is peace of mind that is the direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."

John Wooden
Head Basketball Coach, Emeritus, UCLA


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

John Wooden
Head Basketball Coach, Emeritus, UCLA


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The ideal of continuous flow must be present from the design and raw material stages up to and even beyond the sales stage"

Frank Woollard
British Mechanical Engineer


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Try? There is no try. There is only do or not do."

Yoda
Legendary Sensei


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated by others."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"The only thing worse than losing an employee you have trained is keeping an employee you haven't trained."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Every choice you make has an end result."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Your business is never really good or bad 'out there.' Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"A goal properly set is halfway reached."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Timid salesmen have skinny kids."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote Author's Picture"Stop selling. Start helping."

Zig Ziglar
American Author, Salesperson, and Motivational Speaker


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