Brian Braudis’ 1-Minute Morning Memo: August 26, 2019 – Brian’s Top 10 Quotes

Quotes add spice, interest, thought, effectiveness, support, and respect to our improvement efforts.

Wisdom from an entire lifetime can be condensed in a few words. These few words can ensure you are never very far from your best thinking and your best results!

Quotes are important because thoughts become words and, ultimately words become actions, those actions become who you are.

Here are my top 10 Quotes right now:

1. Only a few people are prodigies, but anyone can be a leader and make a significant contribution. You have a tremendous capacity to grow and, improve when you know and, exploit your strengths.
— Brian Braudis

2. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
— Mahatma Gandhi

3. All failures and evils are due to insufficient knowledge. Problems persist but we must continue improving and growing in the knowledge that helps us uncover and eliminate errors.
— David Deutsch

4. Progress unguided by human progress is not progress.
— Steven Pinker

5. Human progress arises out of our efforts to shoulder the responsibility to create antidotes to difficulty, pain and suffering.
— Brian Braudis

6. The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
— Carl Jung

7. Be a light not a judge, a model not a critic.
— Stephen Covey

8. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
— Abraham Lincoln

9. Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.
— Carl Jung

10. 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, who 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 great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
— Theodore Roosevelt