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Quotes are such wonderful tidbits of inspiration and motivation.  We have created a list of quotes that have helped us as a startup.  Feel free to comment with any you’d like to add. We tweet quotes daily @cahootstweets .

“Seek to understand then be understood. “– Stephen R. Covey, author

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” – Chinese Proverb

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy, former president of the United States

“Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.” – Tim Blixseth

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Agatha Christie

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.” – Will Smith

“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” – Zig Ziglar

“Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.” – W. Clement Stone

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

On Reciprocity…

“One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar, salesman

“Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.” – W. Clement Stone

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. “– W. Clement Stone

On Money…

“When all resources; food, wildlife, trees, fuel, are destroyed, man will not be able to eat money.” – Native American Proverb

“Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves.” – Zig Ziglar

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith

“I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life.. it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.” – Walt Disney

On Failure and Success…

“Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki, author, entrepreneur, investor

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary” – Vidal Sassoon, entrepreneur

“The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t do.” -Thomas Edison, inventor and scientist

“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” – Adam Osborne

“Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”- Albert Einstein

“Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have” – Zig Ziglar

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas J. Watson

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