Every quarter I like to share quotes that I have encountered in my reading and research that have been meaningful to me. I call them “Nuggets of Wisdom.”
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A genius is not born, but is educated and trained.
Why do we dread adversity when we know facing it is the only way we become smarter, stronger and better . . .
We distinguish the excellent man from the mediocre man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
As a remedy against all ills – poverty, sickness, and melancholy (depression) – only one thing is absolutely necessary: a liking for work.
The character and career of a young person depends on how he or she spends spare time.
Every now and then go away, even briefly, for when you come back to your work your judgement will be surer; since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power.
—Attributed to LEONARDO DA VINCI
If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.
That something better might be attained in the future by giving up something of value in the present.
Freedom is only part of the story and half the truth . . . That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplanted by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.
You can accomplish anything in life, provided you do not mind who gets the credit.
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.
Richard E Simmons III is the founder and Executive Director of The Center for Executive Leadership and a best-selling author.