Memorable and Impactful Quotes

Wisdom for Today

We learn in many different ways from various people with different skills and experiences, from books, history, the internet, and from invaluable life experiences from painful to joyous.  Many have said that learning from mistakes and adversity is often the most powerful.

When starting a new job search, we can benefit from the words and wisdom of others.  In this edition, I’ll summarize some memorable and impactful one-liners with the hope that they will inspire and provoke you to think and act as well as provide you with some valuable tools for your journey.


Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdomThomas Jefferson


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal Henry Ford


 I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret things I haven’t doneLucille Ball


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nailAbraham Maslow


It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate thingsHenry David Thoreau


It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you seeHenry David Thoreau


So throw-off the bowlines … Explore.  Dream.  Discover. – Mark Twain


Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourselfMarcus Tullius Cicero


Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in timeTheodore Roosevelt



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