I wish I'd said that first....

Managing Real Estate Broker with EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage

Here are some of the wonderful quotes that "have run into me" over the past couple of weeks.  I paticularly like the one about duct tape!

"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph." - Unknown   "He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others." Robert Green Ingersoll  

"There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing." Maya Angelou  

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free" Michel Angelo  

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." -Mother Teresa  

To laugh often and love much;
To win respect of intelligent people;
And the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give one's self;
To leave the world a little better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch,
Or redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier Because you have lived...
This is to have succeeded.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible." - Charles Caleb Colton  

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward  

A Coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear ...has you see what you don't want to see...so you can become the person you've always wanted to become...Tiger Woods (Ah... sounds like Tiger could use a life coach in addition to all of his golf coaches!) 

"Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but rather no more to take away"......Antoine De Saint-Exupery"  

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." - John Wooden   

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers  

"I'm selfish, impatient, insecure, I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." - Marilyn Monroe   

"People say I must be a horrible person, but I have the heart of a young boy...on my desk" Stephen King

"Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.' - Carl Zwanzig  

"The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face." - Napoleon Hill    

"They say there are two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is half-full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half-empty. The world belongs, however, to those who look at the glass and say: "What's up with this glass? Excuse me?... This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

Failures are divided into two classes - those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought." -Salak  

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."John Wooden



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  1. Don Belo 03/25/2010 07:43 AM

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Barb Van Stensel
Chicago, IL

Rick, was taking a break from short sales and stopped by.  I vote for Will Rogers saying today.  Thanks for posting.

Dec 09, 2009 05:57 AM #1
Bill Ladewig
LoanOfficerSchool.com - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Hi Rick, thanks for all the quotes.  I am kind of a quote addict and there are some I have not heard before.

Thanks again,  Bill Ladewig

Dec 09, 2009 05:57 AM #2
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Ralph Waldo Emerson was the subject of my junior English term paper in high school. Made an A on it.

Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2010 09:25 PM #3
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Love that "Umph" quote !

Jan 03, 2010 12:46 PM #4
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

Glad to see you back in the Rain!

Best in 2010

your friend in Charlottesville!

Jan 03, 2010 11:02 PM #5
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