Business Quotes – Soccerwidow Sports Betting Knowledge Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:50:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Best 50 Sharing Knowledge Quotes – Words of Great Wisdom Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:40:17 +0000 more »]]>

Sharing knowledge has helped mankind survive and evolve into the intelligent and productive species he is today. In the animal kingdom and indeed in business, knowledge sharing can make the difference between survival and extinction.

WikiCommons: Carvings on Yōmeimon Gate at Tōshō-gū Shrine in NikkoPhoto: Jakub Hałun (Wikimedia Commons)

This collection contains 50 of the best wise sayings and quotes on knowledge sharing, arranged by birth year of the author. Enjoy!

There is no wealth like knowledge,
and no poverty like ignorance.

(c. 400/500 BC, founder of Buddhism)
It is not once nor twice but times without number
that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

‘On The Heavens’, Manual of Greek Mathematics
(c.384 BC-c.322 BC, Greek philosopher and polymath)
In order to properly understand the big picture,
everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and
obsessed with one small section of truth.

(c.312 BC-c.230 BC, Chinese Confucian philosopher)
In vain have you acquired knowledge
if you have not imparted it to others.

Deuteronomy Rabbah
(c.900, commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy)
Share your knowledge.
It’s a way to achieve immortality.

Dalai Lama
(1357-1419, high lama of Tibetan Buddhism)

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Thinking Quotes to Inspire & Help Think Outside the Box Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:04:50 +0000 more »]]>
The expression ‘think outside the box’ is a mantra frequently quoted, especially in business meetings. Its intention is to encourage creativity, innovation, and imaginative thinking.

However, in most cases the phrase is meaningless and instead becomes a rather misleading cliché…

Thinking quote: Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve - Roger LewinCollage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: Antonio Guillem, Background: Jack.Q

Firstly, you need not only to understand ‘the box’ concept but also its relationship to personal comfort zones. Critical thinking may be interpreted as criticism and people then react by building defensive barriers. Therefore, to think outside the box for a positive outcome is quite a leap of faith.

Our Critical Thinking and Think Outside The Box quotes and proverbs are sorted chronologically by the originator’s birth year and will hopefully inspire and motivate you to improve your thinking. Enjoy!

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Romanian Proverb
What we think, we become.
Gautama Buddha
(ca. 500/400 BC, sage whose teachings founded Buddhism)
It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

(384-322 BC, Greek philosopher)
Our minds are lazier than our bodies.
François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
(1613-1680, French author of maxims and memoirs)
Think for yourselves and let others
enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

Voltaire, pen name of François-Marie Arouet
(1694-1778, French writer, historian and philosopher)
Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind,
but certainty is absurd.

Voltaire, pen name of François-Marie Arouet
(1694-1778, French writer, historian and philosopher)
There are very many people who read
simply to prevent themselves from thinking.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
(1742-1799, German scientist, satirist, and Anglophile)
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep
that their interests and his own are the same.

Stendhal , pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle
(1783-1842, 19th-century French writer)
Group of people talking on the telephoneEvery head must do its own thinking.
African Proverb

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Powerful Quotes about Success and Achievement by Strong Women Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:47:02 +0000 more »]]>

It was over 350 years ago that Catherine the Great said: “I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.” Inspiring words by a great woman.

Our hand-picked collection of sayings about success, achievement, strength, courage and leadership contains powerful and notable quotes by powerful and successful women.

Leadership quote: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.Collage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: iko, Middleground: CoraMax, Background: Pavelk

This is not a collection of quotes about women rights or female activism. Instead, these are inspiring words voiced by women leaders over the last 600 years and more – words of great wisdom, authority, and motivation.

The quotes are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Enjoy, share and feel inspired!

One life is all we have
and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.

Joan of Arc, nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans”
(ca. 1412-1431, folk heroine of France)
I beg you take courage;
the brave soul can mend even disaster.

Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II,
also known as Catherine the Great
(1729-1796, longest-ruling female leader of Russia)
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.
They do not exist.

Queen Victoria
(1819-1901, British monarch from 1837 until her death)
We must believe that we are gifted for something,
and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie
(1867-1934, Polish-French physicist and chemist)
Those who do not move,
do not notice their chains.

Rosa Luxemburg
(1871-1919, Polish-German philosopher, and revolutionary socialist)
In order to be irreplaceable
one must always be different.

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel,
better known as Coco Chanel
(1883-1971, French fashion designer)
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
(1884-1962, longest-serving First Lady of the United States)

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Best 50 Winning and Success Quotes by Football Players and Coaches Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:38 +0000 more »]]>

If the topic is about winning and success, who is more exposed to it than a football player, coach, or manager of a football team who are massively pressed to perform in public, often on a weekly basis?

Of course, there is no question that winning and getting ahead of the competition is of uttermost importance not only in football (in whichever format) but also in business and personal life.

Winning Quote: To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent - Johan CruyffImage: Pressmaster (Shutterstock)

Soccerwidow has collected 50 outstanding quotes by football players, coaches, and managers over the last 100 years documenting the psychology of team success and winning.

The quotations are sorted in chronological order. Enjoy them and find inspiration and motivation to persist and also become a winner.

Find out what the other team wants to do.
Then take it away from them.

George Halas
(1895-1983, former player, coach,
and pioneer in professional American football)
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Knute Rockne
(1888-1931, former American football player and coach)
The key to winning is poise under stress.
Paul Brown
(1908-1991, former American football coach)
Winning isn’t everything.
There should be no conceit in victory
and no despair in defeat.

Sir Alexander Matthew “Matt” Busby
(1909-1994, Scottish football player and manager)
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi
(1913-1970, former American football coach)
I want to build a team that’s invincible,
so that they have to send
a team from bloody Mars to beat us.

Bill Shankly
(1913-1981, former Scottish footballer and Liverpool manager)

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Best 50 Meaningful Quotes on Communication Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:23:42 +0000 more »]]>

Looking for inspiring quotes and intelligent words about communication?

Here are 50 meaningful quotes about effective communication, and skilful and proficient interaction gathered from famous businessmen, great thinkers, and ancient philosophers.

Communication quote: We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share - Rania Al AbdullahImage: Mark Higgins (Shutterstock)

When you seek advice about communication, it’s quite inspirational and motivational to embrace the opinions of other people. Check out our 50 carefully selected communication quotes: we hope they will help change your thinking and attitude towards communication in a positive way. Enjoy, communicate and share!

He that converses not, knows nothing.
English Proverb
Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.
(7th or 8th century BC,
greatest of ancient Greek epic poets)
He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.

Laozi, also Lao Tzu
(c. 6th century BC, philosopher and poet of ancient China)
Wise men talk because they have something to say;
fools because they have to say something.

(c. 425-348 BC, philosopher in Classical Greece, and mathematician)
First learn the meaning of what you say,
and then speak.

(c. 55-135 AD, Greek sage and Stoic philosopher)
It is good to rub and polish our brain
against that of others.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
(1533-1592, writer of the French Renaissance)

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Best 50 Motivational and Inspirational Business Quotes Sun, 22 Dec 2013 05:09:56 +0000 more »]]>

Whether looking for motivational and inspirational business quotes, or philosophical and thought-provoking words about business, then you should find something of interest in the following 50 quotes by ancient philosophers, famous entrepreneurs, business founders, investors, or otherwise…

Business Quote: Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm - Winston ChurchillCollage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: Warren Goldswain, Background: Sam.C

Soccerwidow’s collection of business quotes is sorted in chronological order by the birth date of the author. Enjoy them and inspire yourself (and others) to stay motivated, focused, and always positive!

Big results require big ambitions.
(535-475 BC, Greek philosopher and metaphysician)
A good decision is based on knowledge,
and not on numbers.

(428-347 BC, Greek philosopher, mathematician and writer)
Fortune favours the audacious.
Desiderius Erasmus
(1466-1536, Dutch humanist, teacher and theologian)
Who likes not his business,
his business likes not him.

William Hazlitt
(1778-1830, English writer, social commentator and philosopher)
It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Robert Darwin
(1809-1882, English naturalist)
The man with a new idea is a crank,
until the idea succeeds.

Mark Twain
(1835-1910, American author and humorist)

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Best 25 Quotes about Leadership – Wise and Inspirational Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:30:58 +0000 more »]]> There is an English saying: You can’t be everybody’s darling. Applied to leadership this means that leaders are not necessarily liked by everybody.

200 years ago, Abraham Lincoln worded his enigma very wisely: You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time.

Leadership quote: Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you - Margaret ThatcherCollage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: mast3r, Background: EDHAR

Being a leader is often a very lonely job and not many are born to be a leader. Leaders rarely receive appraisal; they are expected to inspire other people, to nurture their dreams, happily carry the burden of responsibility, and much more.

This is a collection of the 25 best inspirational and motivational quotes for leaders about leadership, its hardships, and its solaces. Enjoy and feel inspired, and keep going!

A good leader is as good as half an army.
German Proverb
When the best leader’s work is done the people say,
‘We did it ourselves.’

(6th century BC, philosopher of ancient China)
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Publilius Syrus
(1st century BC, Latin writer of maxims)
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion
than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Talleyrand
(1754-1838, French diplomat)
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams
(1767-1848, sixth President of the United States)
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte
(1769-1821, French military and political leader)

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Best 25 Player Quotes by Champions and Winners Sun, 01 Dec 2013 06:06:26 +0000 more »]]>

Welcome to our hand-picked collection of 25 of the best quotes about ‘playing’ by famous champions and entrepreneurs.

Being a player is part of life’s game. Playing well, finally leads to success and victory, although the journey is certainly not always easy, and may sometimes seem unmanageable, stony and endless.

Tug of war between office workers - 4 people pulling on a ropeImage: alphaspirit (Shutterstock)

Our selection of player quotes is sorted in chronological order by the birth year of the author.

Enjoy, play and share! 🙂

Each player must accept
the cards life deals him or her:
but once they are in hand,
he or she alone must decide
how to play the cards in order to win the game.

François-Marie Arouet,
known by his nom de plume Voltaire
(1694-1778, French writer, historian and philosopher)
The player envies only the player,
the poet envies only the poet.

William Hazlitt
(1778-1830, English writer)
The chess-board is the world,
the pieces are the phenomena of the universe,
the rules of the game are
what we call the laws of Nature.
The player on the other side is hidden from us.

Thomas Henry Huxley
(1825-1895, English biologist, known as “Darwin’s Bulldog”)
Trade a player a year too early
rather than a year too late.

Wesley Branch Rickey
(1881-1965, American innovative MLB executive)
The mark of a great player is
in his ability to come back.
The great champions have all come back from defeat.

Samuel Jackson Snead
(1912-2002, American professional golfer)

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Business Quotes for Business Owners about Imperfection Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:44:51 +0000 more »]]>

Running a successful business is not easy. Every business owner, no matter how large or small their business is, will tell you the same thing.

Soccerwidow has collected 25 of the most meaningful quotes about business, on the theme of ‘imperfection’ and human mistakes: Nothing is (or ever can be) perfect.

Business Quote: Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake - Napoleon BonaparteImage: Eric Isselee (Shutterstock)

The following selection of business quotes are sorted in chronological order by birth year of the author… Run your business, stay motivated and do not give in!

It is not the business of generals to shoot one another.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
(1769-1852; Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman;
defeated Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo)
Never interrupt your enemy
when he is making a mistake.

Napoleon Bonaparte
(1769-1821; French militarist and political leader)
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him.
Teach a man to fish,
and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.

Karl Marx
(1818-1883; German philosopher, economist, and revolutionary socialist)
I don’t pay good wages
because I have a lot of money;
I have a lot of money
because I pay good wages.

Robert Bosch
(1861-1942; German industrialist, engineer, and inventor)
The competitor to be feared is one
who never bothers about you at all, but goes on
making his own business better all the time.

Henry Ford
(1863-1947; American industrialist)

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Provocative and Controversial Insurance Quotes Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:09:20 +0000 more »]]>

Insurance has a reputation for annoying, high-pressure salespeople, an abundance of small print, unnecessarily sold contracts, unreasonably high premiums, claims being disputed or not paid at all, and so on…

However, what many people fail to realise is that the underlying principle of insurance is, “the premiums of the many pay for the losses of the few”. Insurance is based on numbers and actuarial statistics, and is a game of risks and probabilities.

Insurance Quote: Both terrorism and insurance sell fear - and business is business - Liam McCurryCollage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: gosphotodesign, Background: bibiphoto

Here is our collection of 25 provocative and disputable insurance quotes. Some quotes are controversial and thought-provoking; some are even amusing. They are sorted in chronological order by the birth year of the author. Enjoy!

Justice is the insurance
which we have on our lives and property.
Obedience is the premium
which we pay for it.

William Penn
(1644-1718; English real estate entrepreneur)
Insurance – an ingenious modern game of chance
in which the player is permitted
to enjoy the comfortable conviction
that he is beating the man who keeps the table.

Ambrose Bierce
(1842-1913; American journalist, fabulist, and satirist)
I detest life insurance agents:
they always argue that I shall someday die,
which is not so.

Stephen Leacock
(1869-1944; English-born Canadian teacher, writer, and humorist)
Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany
I have saved enough money in the last forty years
on insurance premiums alone
to buy another medium-sized castle in Tuscany.

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
(1886-1969; last director of Berlin’s Bauhaus,
and pioneering master of modern architecture)
The determination of life insurance salesmen to succeed
has made life pretty soft for widows.

William Feather
(1889-1981; American publisher and author)

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