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1. Do a P & L forecast for your life & then for your business. 
2. When possible, grow with equity & not debt. 
3. Be kind to people on the way up - you will most certainly meet them again. 
4. Tell the boss you’d like his job someday, but only if you mean it. 
5. Go through your Rolodex atleast once a month to update & discard. 

6. Negotiate only “win-win” deals. 
7. There’s always a silver lining. Find it. 
8. You get the best results leading by example, not intimidation. 
9. Don’t be stingy with praise, people respond to it five times faster than criticism. 
0. Mean the compliments you give. Insincere compliments will backfire. 
11. Delegate the power to improve. 
12. Think of a conflict from the other person’s point of view. 
13. Sweeten criticism with a positive statement first. 
14. Never waffle or beat around the bush when talking about financial mews. 

15. After asking a question, listen to the answer. 

16. Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value. 

17. See situations as they are, not as you wish them to be - & act on them. 

18. If you begin with too many things, you will finish with a few. 

19. The race is won by running. 

20. If you can fool all of the people some of the time, quit while you are ahead. 

21. Mistakes increase experience. Experience decreases mistakes. 

22. You will win the race only by running. 

23. Genius is ninety percent perspiration & ten percent inspiration. 

24. A job worth doing is worth doing well. 

25. A good memo is written either to protect its author or aid others in their tasks. A great memo does both. 
26. Don’t lie. It takes too much effort doing it. 
27. Don’t cheat. You will always be looking over your shoulder. 

28. Labels are often fables. 

29. The only failure is no longer trying. 

30. Good advice is priceless. If not followed it’s worthless. 

31. Don’t try to tell everything you know. It may take too short a time. 

32. When you get over-busy, make a appointment with yourself. 

33. Don’t copy something you can imitate. 

34. To really know someone’s character, give that person authority. 

35. Responsibility is the greatest incentive. 

36. Don’t ask for perks or prestige when what you really want is a raise. 
37. Having an idea is one thing. Making it work is the important part. 

38. Rest, but never quit when you are behind. 

39. Remember races are won in the last few inches. 

40. Experts shouldn’t think - they should know. 

41. Recognize an expert as the one who knows more & more about less & less. 
42. Success has many friends. Failure is an orphan. 

43. If facts conflict with theory, change either the theory or the facts. 

44. The years teach much, which the days never know. 

45. When all is said & done, as a rule more is said than done. 

46. Always aim for the moon & if you miss it don’t worry - you will fall among the stars. 

47. A budget tells you where your money went instead of wondering where it went. 

48. A calendar is a reminder of how late we are of our achievements. 

49. The best way to kill an idea is to take it to a meeting. 

50. Knowledge is reimbursing that fire will burn - wisdom is reimbursing the blisters it will cost. 

51. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. 

52. An error becomes a mistake only when you refuse to correct it. 

53. It is nice to be important, but more important to be nice. 

54. The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. 

55. Most people are expecting a miracle rather than being one. 

56. Unlike fine wine, bottled-up emotions don’t get better with time. 

57. An amateur asked an expert for an advice, “What should I do to make a million dollar at Wall Street”. The Expert advised, “Come with two million dollars”. 

58. Education is what happens to the other person & not what comes out of the educator. 

59. One is always ready to learn but not always like being taught. 

60. A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. 

61. A wise system of education will atleast teach us how little man knows, yet knows, how much he has still to learn. 

62. Spirituality is that place in us where the utterly intimate  & the vastly infinite meet. 

63. As long as you believe in yourself, others will. 

64. You have to be more than good, you’ve got be better. 

65. Wise people are not always silent, but they always know when to be. 

66. The greatest fault, I should say, is to be conscious of none. 

67. If a mistaken marriage can be purgatory, mistaken celibacy is hell. 

68. Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession a duty. 

69. Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid of only standing still. 

70. Have courage for the big sorrows of life, patience for the small ones. 

71. One is indebted to his father for living, but to his teacher for living well. 

72. Teachers are literally the arbiters of a nation’s destiny. 

73. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. 

74. The best things in life are free. It’s the worst things that are so expensive. 

75. The mob has many heads but no brains. 

76. He that proclaims of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance. 

77. Nothing is ours except time. 

78. Riches serve a wise man, but command a fool. 

79. God gives the shoulder according to the burden. 

80. Patriotism is the passion of fools and the most foolish of passions. 

81. No battle is sorely than the one not fought. 

82. Patience is a bitter plant but has a sweet fruit. 

83. Tact is the art to make a person see the lightning without letting him feel the bolt. 

84. Zeal is fit for only the wise man but is found mostly in fools. 

85. You can’t go very far if you don’t begin very near. 

86. A thinking person is humble enough to acknowledge the wisdom of others. 

87. A thinking person learns from others mistakes without rejoicing in their failures. 

88. A thinking person considers the personalities and feeling of others in searching for solutions. 

89. A thinking person realizes that the right way & the expedient way are not always the same. 

90. One who is ruled by emotions often stumbles before the goal. 

91. There is nothing in the world I wouldn’t do for HOPE, there is nothing he wouldn’t do for me… We both end up nothing for each other. 

92. Sir, I look upon everybody to be lost, where I don’t make a new acquaintance. 

93. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. 

94. Be yourself. No one can tell you are doing it wrong.

95. There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them 

96. Every time you close the door on reality it comes in through the window. 

97. The trouble with illusions is that you don't realise you have them till they are shattered 

98. To ERR is human, to admit it, superhuman.

99. What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.

100. A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.

101. Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure thinking. 

102. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.

103. Admit your errors before someone exaggerates them.

104. It is more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

105. We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic.

106. Never itch for anything you aren't willing to scratch for.

107. You don't need to take  a person's advice to make him feel good-Just ask for it.

108. If you can't make a mistake , you can't make anything.

109. The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.  

110. A professional  is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.

111 Being defeated is often temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

112. The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.

113. The day will happen whether or not you want to get up.

114. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make  a left.

115. Do you have trouble making up your mind? Well, yes or no?

116. Home is where the television is.

117. The evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

118. Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more.

119. Death is hereditary.

120. There are three sides to every argument: your side,  my side and the right side.

121. Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them.

122. Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.

123. When you're right, no one remembers.  When you're wrong, no one forgets.

124. Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.

125. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

126. Well done is better than well said.

127. Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make them when nobody is looking.

128. It's okay to miss your first wife as long as your aim is improving

1289. If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.

130. Pessimist: A person that looks both ways when crossing  a one way street.

131. The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train.

132. Where there's a will there are five hundred relatives.

133. I have a drinking problem - I can't afford it

134. Need is the mother of all inventions & discoveries.

135. Life is brittle, handle it with care.

136. Those who differ by upon reason may come together by reason.

137. Confession of error is like a broom hat sweeps away the dirt.

138. Prayer is an unfailing means of cleansing the heart of passions.

139. If you really want the last word in an argument, try saying, "I guess you are right”. 

140. Never argue with a person on a dinner table for the one who is not hungry; it gets the best of the argument. 

141. Better to trust the man who is frequently in error, than to one who is never in doubt. 

142. Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

143. Do your best and then do better.

144. The only failure is in no longer trying.

145. Any activity becomes creative when you try to do it better.

146. A calendar is simply a reminder that our days are numbered.

147. Focus on continuous improvement rather than static perfection

148. One shouldn't speak unless one can improve upon the silence.

149. Do not resist growing old, many are denied the privilege.

150.Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less.

151. When you loose, don't loose the lesson.

152. The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

153. Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who cannot remember where they left things.

154. To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.

155. We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision.

156. The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.

157. Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be thee best. We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say something.

158. "Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished : If you're alive, isn't it."

159. Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

160. Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.

161. The fear of becoming a 'Has-Been' keeps some people from becoming anything.

162. The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.

163. Whenever you find yourself on the side of Majority, it's time to pause and reflect.

164. Read, everyday, something no one else is reading. Think, everyday, something no one else is thinking. Do, everyday, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad fro the mind to continually be a part of unanimity.

165. Be ruled by time, the wisest counselor of all.

166. He that hope has no one to love or confide in, has little to hope.

167. Who practices hospitality entertains God himself.

168. On Judgment Day, God will not ask to what sect you belonged, but what manner of life you led.

169. A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.

170. The decline of literature indicates the decline of the nation.

171. It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, states, and providence than to see their real import and value.

172. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.

173. If you're patient in one moment of anger, you'll escape a hundred days of sorrow.

174. The more reasonable we are in our expectations, the fewer disappointments we will have in life.

175. A smile ain't any good unless you aim it at someone.

176. Life contains but two tragedies . One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.

177. The future is made of the same stuff as the present.

178. The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his exertions, but by his habitual acts.

179. Nature fits all hr children with something to do. He who would write and can't write, can surely review.

180. Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

181. Happiness & work are really wedded together, for there can be no true happiness without feeling that one is doin something worthwhile.

182. The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

183. Keep your face to the sunshine and you'll never see the shadow.

184. A leader is useless when he acts against the promptings of his won conscience.

185. Some People weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.

186. Luck is what happens when preparations meet oppurtunity.

187. Death is God's way of telling you not to be such a wise guy. 

188. Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in honouring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities.

189. Mobile Phones are the only subject on which men boast about who's got the smallest.

190. When you don't know what you want, you often end up where you don't want to be.

191. Every great work of art has two faces - one towards it's own time & one towards the future.

192. Let the wind blow through your hair while you still have some.

193. Nature, like a kind and smiling mother, lends herself to our dreams and cherishes our fancies.

194. The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live upto one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.

195. Time destroys the speculation of man, but it confirms the judgment of nature.

196. Nature has some perfections, to show that it is the image of God & some defects, to show that it is only his image.

197. Imagination is useful only as long as it remains practical.

198. It is funny, but true that man wills in most when he is happiest.

199. No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.

200. It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something.

201. Every part of nature teaches that the passing away of one life is the making room for another.

202. If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

203. It is good to be without vice, but it is not good to be without temptations.

204. You'll not die because you're ill, but because you're alive.

205. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

206. Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.

207. A good neighbour is a fellow who smiles at you over your back fence but doesn't climb over it.

208. Know love, know happiness. No love, no happiness.

209. I love you not because I need you, But I need you because I love you.

210. Never love a love that hurts, never hurt a love that loves.

211. Love is not something that happens on first sight, it happens when you start knowing each other and in turn end up needing each other, for every feeling, for every thought and for every moment.

212. I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. 
       I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. 
       I love you for the part of me that you bring out.

213. All my life I was afraid that I would never find love.... and now that I've found it, I'm afraid that I will lose it.

214. If I am given a chance to change one thing in this world, I will change the order of alphabets and place U and I together.

215. If a hug represented how much I loved you, I would hold you in my arms forever.

216. We laughed until we had to cry, we hugged right down to our last goodbye, we were the best we'll ever be, just for a moment, you and me." 

217. I may not get to see you as often as I'd like. I may not get to hold you in my arms all through the night. But deep inside my heart I know, this is for real And no matter what, I'll always love you.

218. The stolen kisses are always the sweetest.

219. I'd walk half way around the world... for just one kiss from you...

220. Distance can't keep us apart 'cause you'll always live within my heart.

221. Every moment of life is so precious and every moment I'm not with you is a moment wasted!

222. You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her.

223. To be is to love, to love you is to be...

224. It's not being in love that makes me happy. It's being in love with YOU that makes me happy.

225. You know your in love when every time you close your eyes, you see that special someone.

226. I don't miss you and you alone... I miss you and me together.

227. You and love came into my life at the very same moment.

228. When you're not here something's missing... my smile.

229. Let me not love you, for the rest of your life, but, for the rest of mine.

230. I do not have to see heaven, because I see heaven in your lovely heart.

231. I hate the stars because I look at the same ones as you do, without you.

232. Just always remember that even when we are apart I will be missing you!!

233. True love stories don't have endings.

234. For the world, you're someone. For someone, you are the world...

235. One day I told god to give me all to enjoy life, and he gave me you to enjoy all.

236. Love is when you wake up each morning knowing that you have this great person by your side.

237. I know I won't live forever, but forever I'll be loving you.

238. The easiest part was falling in love with you…  The hardest part is being away from you…

239. I don't want to look at you because, if I did, I would never turn away...

240. When you feel lonely, look to the sky and know that I am somewhere beneath that same sky thinking of you and wishing you were there with me.

241. Missing you is only half the story. Hope the other half is you missing me.

242. I wish you could live my life for just a moment. Then you would you see the difference you mean to me.

243. If you think my eyes are beautiful, it's because their looking at you.

244. 'Tis better to have never met you than to dream about you and find you not here.

245. Love is how close you become to another, no matter how far apart the world may separate you.

246. I can't wait to be with you, see your smile, look in your eyes, feel your sweet touch, hear your perfect words 
and kiss your perfect lips.

247. You have not lived... Until you've found someone... Worth dying for.

248. Motivation is getting others to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

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