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Inspirational Quotes

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I thought I’d start a little thread to gather some inspirational quotes. I hope this Fulfillment category didn’t mean “order fulfillment” (ha ha).
Yes, it is also an attempt to distract myself from the waiting!

From Benjamin Franklin: “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of!”

Geraldine Duchatelier
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From Zig Ziglar: “You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

As inventors we keep creating NEW things people want which makes it easier for us to get what we want =)!

Ajay Reddy
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“to the world you may only be one person, but to one person you may be the world”

Ajay Reddy
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Hello Julie,

Here is my quote for the day!!!

“In business you can’t be greedy. I much rather have 1% of the watermelon instead of 100% of the grape.” I hope you all can agree the 1% of the watermelon is much bigger then 100% of the grape and it doesn’t matter how big the grape is.

I much rather share my sucuss with others knowing their strength will help make the project more successful.

Michael

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Edison had a ton of excellent inspirational quotes but one of my favorites is:

“From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.”

It’s especially important to the US as our manufacturing jobs go overseas and we are freed up to focus on being more creative.

disclaimer: they didn’t have multi-million dollar NBA contracts back in Edison’s day.

Ajay Reddy
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“It’s all ball bearings these days!” Fletch

Ok, ok … So I get my inspiration in strange ways!

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“Just do it” – NIKE

It’s one thing to think about doing something and analyzing it to death and it’s another to actually act on it. “Paralysis by Analysis”

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WHO TEED OFF” -Rodney Dangerfield Caddyshack

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Just start! – Quote from my Mom

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this one is for Roger, poor guy doesn’t get a break:)
we all like picking his brain:)

“Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.”

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“What’s wrong with the way it was”
-Ted Tomaiuolo

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To Matt,

Of coarse I respect your knowledge but I think you are very wrong about us losing manufacturing. Not everyone can be an engineer or scientist. We have entire cities, entire states that are filled with people that are not creative or will never have the drive to make change. They are capable of being a part of the team in the American workplace. We need jobs for these people and U.S. manufacturing keeps jobs and profit circulating in the U.S. economic cycle. Why do you think that India and China have such a robust economy and they are eating better and driving more cars? MANUFACTURING! They are WORKING, fueling their economy by pumping money into their economic cycle. Around here we can’t drive far anymore and are all eating tube steaks because we lost our manufacturing base and in essence, much of the U.S. power in the world, obviously. All know we are the leaders worldwide in technology but it has not got us in this hole. That part we did right. We just all can’t wheel deal and steal around here and just sell each other stuff. We have to work HARD too. The inventor is said to be one out of every 10,000. What will the other 9,999 do for work if we don’t manufacture some things; not all, just some, providing jobs. I will be starting a post here as was planned….Made in The U.S. Please answer there. Thanks.

Ron Komorowski
Inventor of Handi-Straps
www.handi-straps.com

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“Women… Can’t live with ‘em – can’t shoot ’em with a cross-bow”. Ted Nugent, 1982

Gotta love Ted!

:o)

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“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Attempt the impossible, in order to improve your work”
-Bette Davis

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Ron,
I don’t want to muddy up the inspirational quote forum but I didn’t see the Made in America forum you referred to…

Just to clarify: I didn’t say all of our manufacturing jobs are going overseas. I said “as they go overseas.” There will still be plenty here but the point is that the creative types who haven’t been able to use their creativity to the fullest because of the nature of their job will be freed up to take that direction if they desire.

It’s like the book “Who moved my cheese?” (they gave that to me before laying me off of a big consulting company in the Dot Com days – and I came out much better for it). The idea is that if you lose your job, you can either seek to do the same thing you we’re doing before or seek something a little different that might be even more fulfilling.

Also note: in saying “creative” jobs, I’m not saying “inventor” per-se. Running a “make your own” pottery store is highly creative and fulfilling to a lot of people but probably not your modern day invention factory. “Creative” can also go in the analytical direction. I consider programmers extremely creative, for instance, even if they aren’t able to paint like Picasso.

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Here’s mine:
“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” Robert Schuller

and

“Some people see things as they are as ask ‘Why?’ Others see things that never were and ask “Why not??’” G. Carlin

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“I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull’s ass, but I’d rather take a butcher’s word for it.” Tommy Callahn (Tommy Boy)

Jill Kelly
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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

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Here are 3 quotes that my husband & I found to be inspirational after the 1st try in Chicago.

“The problem with most of us, is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”

“I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

“If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.”

Here are 2 of my favorites..

“When following your passion, No means Not Yet”

“Just Show Up and life will take care of the rest.”

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These are two that I coined that I think fit the Inventor.

“Dreams are accomplished by people who do, not by people who wish”

“Just because it is patentable does not make it marketable.”

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I use this one with my two sons, now 8 and 4 yrs old:

“How do we get things done? By crying? Or by TRYING?”

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I also use this one with my research staff. “Be extra careful when you THINK you have the answers. People who have the answer tend to stop looking for solutions.”

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“Upon the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions— who, when on the dawn of victory paused to rest, and there resting… …saw that someone else got ‘their’ product idea to market."

~adapted from a John Dretschmer quote
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“Don’t be afraid to take a big leap if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps”.
~ David Lloyd George (1863-1945)

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GO HARD OR GO HOME!

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“…as long as it brings in the loot” Ted Tomaiuolo Everyday Edison Season 2 Episode 5.

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“He who has a strong enough WHY can bear almost any HOW.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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Ambition is the Incentive that makes purpose great and achievement greater.

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I really like that one Julie!

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

by Marianne Williamson

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I have two very important to me large pictures framed on my wall to inspire me with my inventions when most of the people around me will say as typical…“Your crazy…you can’t pull it off….YOU?”

The first is a big picture of Einstein. It says “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds” This has helped me shun the foolish naysayers that are just jealous in the first place that they don’t have the b**** to take a shot like I am.

The second is a picture of a rock climber hanging in a reverse angle meaning he is hanging just by his hands on a rock way up in the air.

Underneath the picture it says “Fortune sides with him who dares”

I can’t tell you how many days I stopped as I went by to read these pictures when I was first starting. They meant so much to me. some day I will give these pictures to someone to help them as much as they helped me.

Ron Komorowski
Inventor of Handi-Straps
www.handi-straps.com

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“The thing about luck – you don’t know if it’s good or bad until you get some perspective…”

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I heard this one last night. “How come in a relationship, you know right away when you found the right person, but it takes a year and a half to figure out you have the wrong person?”

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Shall I ask wealth or power of God, who gave
An image of himself to be my soul?
As well might swilling ocean ask a wave,
Or the starred firmament a dying coal,——-
For that which is in me lives in the whole.

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“Love is the soul’s recognition of it’s counterpoint in another” – Wedding Crashers

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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Albert Einstien

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Jeff – very nice. I admire Albert.

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“I cannot fix it unless I know its broke”

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Edison

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Thanks Toni! I too admire Albert.

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This is what I told all of my employees:

“If it’s broke, fix it. If we can’t fix it, we replace it. That is how you got your job.”

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“To find the answer to any question, simply stop seeking it. Ask the question, quiet your noisy mind, and allow the answers to come naturally. This is the secret to inspired creativity.”

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Quote of the day:

“Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket”
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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

The way to overcome adversity is to try harder.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=35YivWEs3zw

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No risk no reward

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Don’t know who’s quote…but its so true :)

“Brilliant idea opportunities can come and go in an instant. Genius is keeping the mind open and catching them.”

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“A man must know his destiny… if he does not recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder… if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it.”
Gen. George S. Patton

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How about an inspirational video. This one made me cry. It truly is inspiring.

What one little idea can accomplish!

http://www.vimeo.com/1211060

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I posted this elsewhere. But Teddy had the right idea.

It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong [person] stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the [person] who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself [/herself] in a worthy cause. Who at the best, knows in the end the trimph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, at least falls while daring greatly, so that his [/her] place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

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Great video Michelle~

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Make It….or….Break It

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