Memory

Memory: What enables you to call a man by a name that’s vaguely like his.
Anonymous

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I have five boys, and they are all named George. If you want to be a good boxer, you’ve got to make preparations for the memory loss.
George Foreman

Better Than Gold
What we learn to do, we learn by doing.
Aristotle

Parenting

A pre-teen is sort of like having a tornado before a hurricane hits.
W. Bruce Cameron

Poverty is hereditary – you get it from your children.
Phyllis Diller

Every person needs recognition. It is expressed cogently by the child who says, “Mother, let’s play darts. I’ll throw the darts and you say ‘wonderful.’”
M. Dale Baugham

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Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. It will change your perspective of your day and your life.
Oprah Winfrey

Organize

Everything can be filed under miscellaneous.
George Bernard Shaw

A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered desk drawer.
Anonymous

She’s not organized. She’s insane. She’s got a shoebox labeled, “Pieces of String Too Small to Use.”
Frank Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond

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Success is the product of character. The development of your character is in your own hands, and poverty plus honest ambition is the best environment for character building.
Charlie Jones

Success

Success is relative. The more success, the more relatives.
Anonymous

There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man that didn’t tell you all about it?
Kin Hubbard

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Hubert Humphrey

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He who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
Proverbs 13:11

Money

Money is the driving force in college sports. If NBC tells Notre Dame to kick off at 3:00, all they ask is, “a.m. or p.m.?”
Beano Cook

I’ll tell you one good thing about money: it keeps the kids close to home.
Ken Venturi

My wife made me a millionaire. I used to have three million.
Bobby Hull

Better Than Gold
One beautiful trait of Father’s was that if it turned out that he had been mistaken in his judgment, he would acknowledge it with a delightful frankness. At times he would go unnecessarily out of his way to have it made clear that another had proved right and he had been wrong. That also helped him win not only the affection and esteem but the perfect confidence of those he led.
Bramwell Booth

Staffing

A bad reference is as hard to find as a good employee.
Robert Half

My boss used to tell the Personnel Manager to consider job applicants as carefully as if he were going to marry them. He used to tell him that until he met the Personnel Manager’s wife.
Gene Perret

“Yes,” said the personnel manager to the job applicant, “what we’re after is a man of vision; a man with drive, determination, fire; a man who can inspire others; a man who can pull our bowling team out of last place.”
Anonymous

Better Than Gold
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge