Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Quotes (1)

"He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom."
-James Huneker

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

-Abraham Lincoln

"An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc."

-Henri Matisse

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
-John Wooden

"Concealed talent brings no reputation."
-Desiderius Erasmus

"Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets."
-Victor Kiam

"First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it."
-David Ogilvy


  1. Some of those quotes are absolutely brilliant! I really like the one from John Wooden. Thanks for sharing.

  2. My favorite is..

    From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! ~~ Author Unknown ~~

    Have a great day!

  3. @Prisqua: I read them now and then when I'm having a tough time!

    @Steve: good quote! :)

  4. Concealed talent brings no reputation. Great.

  5. @flim flam sam: I really like that quote as well