Great Quotations Keep Running Into Me

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX West Realty Inc. - Durham Region & East Metro Toronto

I Love Quotations!  To be able to learn from the wisdom of well-known and less-known people is truly a gift - an opportunity to view and understand the world through a snapshot from someone else's mind. These are just a collection of quotes that "hit" me over the last several days.  Most have been shared with me from my Facebook friends.

The first one is an original from one of them, who should focus on stand-up comedy instead of real estate. My favourite is the one from Mary Crowley.

"24 Hr. Fitness, hmph.... That's right, I said it... Hmph! Its been 24 hours & I'm not fit yet!" - Paula Pengelly

"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." Stephen Covey

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." - Buddha  

"Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them." - Mark Victor Hansen  

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney  

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours." - Dr, Wayne Dyer  

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." - Norman Hill  

"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  

"Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly and leave the rest to God." - Ronald Reagan

"Every evening I turn my worries over to God.  He's going to be up all night anyway."  - Mary C. Crowley  

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Oliver Wendell Holmes  

"Habits are too loose to be noticed, until they're too tight to be broken." - Warren Buffet  

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." - Dolly Parton  

"Action is the real measure of intelligence". - Napoleon Hill  

"It is always your next move." - Napoleon Hill  

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up." - Paul Valery  

"Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right." - Dr Phil  

"As long as you're going to be thinking anyways,think big." - Donald Trump  

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela  

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only that gives everything its value." - Thomas Payne  

"People with humility don't think less of themselves, they just think about themselves less." - Ken Blanchard  


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Christine McInerney
The McInerney Team with Realty Executives Associates - Knoxville, TN
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I love quotations too!  This one is my favoirite: "What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

This will serve as a good motivator for me today.  

Sep 25, 2009 02:03 AM #1
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." - Norman Hill  

Quotations are great, thanks for sharing. 

Sep 25, 2009 02:24 AM #2
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

I love the quotes!

Sep 25, 2009 05:03 AM #3
Diane Osowiecki
Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN
Greater Nashville Real Estate

I think I may be using a number of these, thanks for putting this great list together.

Sep 25, 2009 05:17 AM #4
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I hae a few of my own quotes that I could add.  These were good for a quick smile.  Thanks!

Sep 25, 2009 01:40 PM #5
Rick Sergison
RE/MAX West Realty Inc. - Durham Region & East Metro Toronto - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog

Thanks for your comments and post any good quotes you have.  I love being able to express an idea with words that are so much better than my own would be.

Sep 25, 2009 03:11 PM #6
Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation
Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC - Port Coquitlam, BC
Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team

Quotes seem to work for me, I still remember certain lines from various mentors going back to highschool.  Most times we as humans dont want to learn from the mistakes of others, but, as Gary Keller teaches:  We walk on the shoulders of giants

Translation: Dont reinvent the wheel, learn from those who are successful already in the area or concern to which you aspire.


Oct 01, 2009 08:25 AM #7
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Rick, you've mentioned some really thoughtful quotes.  Unfortunately I can never remember them like Scott above.  I can never remember a joke either.  Or sometimes I remember it but forget the punchline.  That's even worse.

Oct 02, 2009 05:36 PM #8
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

I used to have a lot of quotations from Stephen Covey, but I lost them in the Great Hard Drive Crash of August 2005. Nonetheless, my wise old grandmother had a similar saying: "You always have time for those things you do first."

Oct 21, 2009 02:38 PM #9
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