Leadership

Conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
Anonymous

Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today.
Anonymous

An old-time politician was once asked about an economic recession. “Son,” he replied, “We don’t have recessions in Texas. But I must admit, this is the worst boom we’ve had in years.”
Criswell Freeman

Better Than Gold
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
Gail Sweet

Budgets

There are several ways in which to budget the family income, all of them unsatisfactory.
Robert Benchley

Expenditures rise to meet income.
Cyril Parkinson

We are living in the kind of country where we find the average citizen is one who as soon as he is able to afford a Chevrolet buys a Cadillac.
Anonymous

Better Than Gold
The road to achievement takes time, a long time, but you don’t give up. You may have setbacks. You may have to start over. You may have to change your method. You may have to go around, or over, or under. You may have to back up and get another start. But you do not quit. You stay the course.
John Wooden

Knowledge

I’ve learned one thing – people who know the least seem to know it the loudest.
Andy Capp

I’m not as smart as I used to be. But you can’t stay a teenager all of your life.
Anonymous

You can always spot a well-informed man – his views are the same as yours.
Ilka Chase

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I have made many millions, but they have bought me no happiness. I would barter them all for the days I sat on an office stool in Cleveland and counted myself rich on three dollars a week.
John D. Rockefeller

Speech

After eating, the sense of hearing is temporarily dulled, which is nature’s way of protecting man from after-dinner speakers.
Anonymous

He was a practiced orator and could make a very small amount of information go a long way.
George Birmingham

A speaker who does not strike oil in ten minutes should stop boring.
Louis Nizer

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Use a budget not to inhibit and restrain yourself but to liberate and unleash your passion for something greater than the purchase that is tempting you in that moment.
T.D. Jakes

Parenting

Whoever said, “Money can’t buy happiness,” never sent his children to summer camp.
Anonymous

Almost every child would learn to write sooner if allowed to do his homework in wet cement.
Anonymous

I’m trying very hard to understand this generation. They have adjusted the timetable for childbearing so that menopause and teaching a sixteen-year-old how to drive a car will occur in the same week.
Erma Bombeck

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A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
Thomas Carlyle

Journalism

The best headlines never fi
Bernard Levin

Sometimes the media writes what I say and not what I mean.
Pedro Guerrero

Editor: A person employed on a newspaper whose business is to separate the wheat from the chaff and see that the chaff is printed.
Elbert Hubbard

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I know the secret to success. It is my friend, Discipline.
Bella Karolyi

Music

The bagpipes sound exactly the same when you have finished learning them as when you start.
Thomas Beecham

You know you’re going out with someone too young for you when they say, “Did you know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?”
Anonymous

Highbrow: A person who can listen to the William Tell overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
Anonymous

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My father always used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.” Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters.
Desmond Tutu