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Motivational Enterprise Quotes

May these quotes about Enterprise inspire and motivate you.

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Wisdom

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some people regard private enterprise
as a predatory tiger to be shot.
Others look on it as a cow they can milk.
Not enough people see it
as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
- Winston Churchill

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau


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Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau


 

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot


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