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The Job & Work Skills You Need to get Ahead

Ever wonder how to succeed at your job? Want to develop more work skills and get ahead or get a better job?

If so, the inspiring quotes below put you on the right path about the skills you need to survive and thrive in the new world of work.


Essential Job & Work Skills

To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business life. - Samuel Johnson


There are many predicaments in life that one must be a bit crazy to escape from. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Create & Adapt A Great Plan

Think of the going out before you enter. - Arabian proverb


Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When you don't know what harbor you're aiming for, no wind is the right wind. - Seneca


It is a bad plan that admits of no modification. - Publilius Syrus

Working on the Right Things

The most important things that one's working on are not necessarily the most important things that one thinks one's working on. - Anish Kapoor


A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a (spasmodic) Hercules. - Anthony Trollope


In all professions we affect a part and an appearance to seem what we wish to be. Thus the world is merely composed of actors. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld


He who attempts to do all will waste his life in doing little. - Samuel Johnson


Learn From Mistakes


One who fears, limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. - Henry Ford


Admit When You Are Wrong

A man should never be ashamed to say he has been wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. - Alexander Pope


No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit that they are wrong. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld


We confess to little faults only to persuade ourselves we have no great ones. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wisely Manage Your Money

Money is a good servant but a bad master - French Proverb


If you are poor, live wisely. If you have riches, live wisely. It is not your station in life that brings blessings, it is your heart. - Buddha


Money may be the husk of many things but it is not the kernel. It brings you food but not appetite; medicine but not health; acquaintances but not friends; servants but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. - Henrick Ibsen


There is not many situations where having money made it worse. - unknown


Men become richer not only by increasing their existing wealth but also by decreasing their expenditure. - Aristotle


At 20 I wanted to save the world. Now I'd be satisfied just to save part of my salary. - H. G. Hutcheson

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. - Aristotle


We have to make sure that we're not an economic ostrich. - Tom Barret

Wisely Manage Your Time

... a crisis ... I understand that gravitational pull .. pretty soon its the whole day .. it grabs your attention ... - The West Wing (TV show)


The only true time which a man can properly call his own, is that which he has all to himself; the rest, though in some sense he may be said to live it, is other people's time, not hi. - Charles Lamb


Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute. - unknown


The secret in life is enjoying the passage of time. - Richie Havens


A man may be very industrious, and yet not spend his time well. There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of life getting his living. - Henry David Thoreau

Learn From Others

And the treasures that the wise men of old have left behind in their written books, I open and explore with my friends; and if we light upon any good thing, we extract it, regarding it as a great gain if we can be of help to each other. - Xenophon, Memorabilia I, VI, 14


Some books are the be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested {useful books like the Sphinxes 8 in Mirror Mask] - Francis Bacon .. read more about how to get the most out of what you read ...


Life is too short to learn everything by personal experience. - Rick Warren


I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know. - Mark Twain  


Sir! The private does not KNOW. But the private will find out! expected response to a Drill Instructor during boot camp when a Marine private is ignorant


I learned more from the one restaurant that didn't work than from all the ones that were successes. - Wolfgang Puck


Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Alva Edison

Build A Network of Mentors & Counselors

There is no such thing as a self-made man. I've had mush help and have found that if you are willing to work, many people are willing to help you. - O. Wayne Rollins


We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld


We hardly find any persons of good sense save those who agree with us. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Seize Great Opportunities


The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world. - John Burroughs


To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life. - Samuel Johnson


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas A. Edison


Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risk. - Shirley Hufstedler

It's too easy to get swept up; doing things because the opportunities are there, not because we're burning to do them. - Sam Sheppard  


One who fears, limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. - Henry Ford


Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us. - James Harvey Robinson


The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke


  Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us. - James Harvey Robinson

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. - William Arthur Ward


Without vision, we are blind to opportunity. - proverb


If it's going to be, it's up to me. - Robert Schuller


The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. - Abraham Lincoln (page need to prepare/afford job, career)


Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer. - Anonymous


There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity. - Douglas MacAurthur


Opportunities multiply as they are seized. - Sun Tzu


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain


Greatness is not where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but sail we must, and not drift, not lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Francis Bacon


For the resolute and determined there is time and opportunity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity. - Irving Kristol


A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher. - Chinese proverb


Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. - Oprah Winfrey


When you have found a promising thing, do not let it slip between your fingers: opportunity has hair on its forehead, but is otherwise bald. - Cato's Saying


Seize opportunity by the forelock. - Ancient Greek proverb

Create & Pursue Great Ideas

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo


You tend to become like the people and ideas you hang around with.
- Victory Crayne


Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams. - Ralph Waldo Emerson



We are born for synergy, just like the feet, just like the hands, just like the eyes, just like the rows of upper and lower teeth. Working against each other is unnatural, and being annoyed and turning one's back is counterproductive. - Marcus Aurelius


Effectively Managing Meetings

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. - John Kenneth Galbraith


A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. - Barnett Cocks

Wisely Dealing with Fame & Success

You're not famous until your mother knows about it. - Jay Leno


If A equals success, then the formula is A = X + Y + Z, where X is work, Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut. - ALbert Einstein

Getting The Right Things DOne

When all else fails, read the instructions. - Agnes Allen


Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. The.n do it! - Robert A. Heinlein

Wisely Handling Power & Influence

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


Power corrupts, but we need electricity.

Any time you think you have influence, try ordering around e;se's dog. - The Cockel Bur


It's always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth. - Malcolm Forbes


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. - Frank Hubbard


Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes. - Alexander Hamilton

Anticipating The Future

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. - Neils Bohr


Hiring The Right People

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. - Mark Twain

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. - P. J. O'Rourke


The best parachute folders are those who jump themselves. - unknown


Never tell a man how to do something. Tell him what to do and let him surprise you with his ingenuity. - George S. Patton


Choosing The Right Goals

When a man does not know what harbor he is ma.king for, no wind is the right wind. - !st century Roman philosopher

Keep Things Simple

Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler. - Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... it takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. - Albert Einstein


Have A Great Attitude

The cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will persevere in it longer than the sad or sullen. - Thomas Carlyle


Know What Money Is Good For

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. - Benjamin Franklin


We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobile rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. - Benjamin Franklin


To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to seat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together. - Bette Davis


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