Here is a list of my favorite quotes. I will keep revising this list periodically.
I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better – Elon Musk
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change – Charles Darwin
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth – Muhammad Ali
Habits are more powerful than fears. Seth Godin.
Obvious to you is amazing to others. Derek Sivers, CD Baby.
Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. Frederick B. Wilcox.
If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. Mario Andretti.
Keep your fears to yourself, share your courage with others – R.L.Stevenson
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching – Clive S. Lewis
If you market to bodegas, consider taking an apartment upstairs from a bodega – Seth Godin
Measure twice, cut once – from Stephen Covey’s 7 habits of highly effective people
A customer is someone who puts food on our table – N.R. Narayana Murthy
Strategy is about ensuring sustained differentiation in a changing environment for better net income margins – N.R. Narayana Murthy
Ordinary things consistently done produce extraordinary results – Keith Cunningham
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs
It is never too late to be what you might have been – George Eliot
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
Step out of your comfort zone
Path of least resistance
Don’t sweat the petty things
In God we trust; all others must bring data – W. Edwards Deming
Good players play where the puck is. Great players play where the puck is going to be – Wayne Gretzky
A customer is not an interruption of our work – he is the purpose of it – Mahatma Gandhi
If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail
Still waters run deep
The darkest hour is just before dawn
The harder I work, the luckier I get (I heard it from Craig McDermott, Australian fast bowler)
When you are asked to get on a rocket ship, don’t ask which seat (as told to Sheryl Sandberg by Eric Schmidt)
There is darkness just under the lamp (old Hindu saying)
People can love me or they can hate me; but they can never ignore me (Sir Ian Botham, English cricket all-rounder)
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle
The 20-min walk I take every day is much better than the 3-mile run I never start
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got
It is ok to have different points of view, as long as the view is clear – Swami Dayananda Saraswati
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there
If two people agree on everything, one of them is redundant
A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins
Remember that failure is an event, not a person – Zig Ziglar
Trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too – Rudyard Kipling
The magic number for true expertise: 10,000 hours – Malcolm Gladwell