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Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything. - Paris Hilton

Politicians are like football managers - bright enough to understand the rules, but not clever enough to realise that it doesn't matter

"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered" - George Best

Charm is the ability to be truly interested in other people

Just because I slept with you last night - doesn't mean I'll ski with you in the morning

If you marry for money - you will certainly earn it.

It's what we call Welsh Alzheimers- you can't remember anything except when Wales won the Rugby Grand Slam.

Don't be sexist - broads hate that

Always borrow money from a pessimist - they won't expect it back

 "Sex with an ex can be depressing. If it's good, you don't have it anymore; if it's bad, you just had sex with an ex." - Samantha - Sex and the City

Don't let your past dictate who you will be, but let it be part of what you will become.

"Don't create a business, create a cause - enlist people in adventures towards excellence" Tom Peters

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Life is too short to live the same day twice

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God gave you 2 eyes, 2 ears and 1 mouth - they should be used in that proportion - Archbishop Sentamu

Being powerful is like being a lady - if you have to tell people you are, then you aren't - Margaret Thatcher

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened - Winston Churchill

Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about how many moments take your breath away - from film Hitch

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams

Evolution has 3 phases ; Survival, Enquiry &  Sophistication - called the How, Why, Where phases.  How can we eat, Why do we eat, Where shall we have lunch. - HitchHikersGuide

"Companies need to make change a competence - Not just have a lot of experience of change"

"If we are going to base the decision to be based on opinion, I'd rather it was based on mine" Jack Welch

Sales success - Be liked. Qualify. Close. - Mike Southon (Beermat Entrepreneur)

"You can't have a favourite place until you've seen them all"

"You can't have a favourite place until you've seen them all"
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"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up" - from film Batman Begins

Excellence can be attained if you:
o Care more than others think is wise
o Risk more than others think is safe
o Dream more than others think is practical, and
o Expect more than others think is possible.
Michael E Fairey - President of BQF & Deputy Group Chief Executive LloydsTSB

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one that is most responsive to change." Charles Robert Darwin

Life is too short to live the same day twice - from film "monster in Law"

The covers on your book are way too far apart

A nice arse and great legs won't get you through life. By the time you're 30 you need to get a personality - from film "Be Cool"

We confess to small faults, to persuade people that we have no large ones - Francios de La Rochefoucauld

To do the right thing, is often the right thing to do - Alec Douglas-Home

Love is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city - George Burns

When a man opens the door for a his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife - The Duke of Edinburgh

An apple a day, if well aimed, keeps the doctor away - P.G. Wodehouse

The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships - H.G. Wells

There cannot be a another crisis this week. My diary is full. - Henry Kissinger

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do - Jerome K. Jerome

Cynics regard everyone as corrupt. Idealists regard everyone as corrupt, except themselves - Robert Anton Wilson

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity - Tom Stoppard

War is God's way of teaching American's georgraphy - Ambrose Bierce

Wisdom is the reward you receive for a lifetime of listening when you'd rather be talking - Aristotle

If I'd asked people what they wanted, they'd have said faster horses - Henry Ford

If only we'd stop tying to be happy, we'd have a pretty good time - Edith Wharton

A kilt is a skirt worn by Americans in Scotland, and Scotsmen in America - Ambrose Bierce

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism it is the reverse - John Kenneth Galbraith

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory - George Clemenceau

When I picked up your book I was so convulsed with laughter with laughter what I had to put it down, but one day I intend to read it - Groucho Marx

The big picture is more likley to paralyse than inspire - Matthew Paris

Never say sorry for apologising - Miles Kington

If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear - George Orwell

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't - Erica Jong

Happiness is not something you experience, it's something you remember - Oscar Wilde

Paranoia means having all the facts

The less you know the better you sleep - Russian proverb

Everyone complains about the way they look, but no one complains about their brain - Old Jewish saying

Money - the one thing that keeps us in touch with our children

A Cynic is what an Optimist calls a Realist

If your business is not going well, have the courage to look in the mirror.

Will all those who said it can't be done, please get out of the way of those of us who are actually doing it.

Winners attract winners. If you want to hang with winners then you need to look, feel and act like a winner.

Not failure, but low aim is the greatest crime.

Definition of a Rut: a coffin with both ends kicked out.

Don't let anyone steal your dreams - no-one.

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice; it's not a thing to be waited for, it's a thing to achieve.

"Personally I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught." Winston Churchill

If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you can't. Both ways you're right.

You are surrounded by people who are committed to looking good by staying poor.

Do not listen to the chattering of your mind - just go and do it.

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not prepared to do. Successful people constantly live outside their comfort zone.

"Never, never, never, never, never, never quit." Winston Churchill

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we might oft win by fearing to attempt." William Shakespeare

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Walter Gagehot

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their field." Vince Lombardi

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." Vidal Sassoon

"Procrastination is Opportunity's natural assassin." Victor Kiam

"The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a man's determination." Tommy Lasorda

"Do what you can, with what you have, with where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

"Either lead, follow, or get out of my way." Ted Turner

"Trust is the highest form of motivation. It brings out the best in people." Stephen R. Covey

"Many people dream of success. To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection." Soichiro Honda

"What is the essential element any successful leader must have ? It can be reduced to one rather simple word: caring." Sir Colin Marshall

"You don't get any marks for trying; you must succeed. I'm not interested in sophisticated reasons for failure." Sir Allen Sheppard

"The conditions of conquest are always easy. You must toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back." Simms

"The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else." Roy L Smith

"Unless you do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Ronald E Osborn

"Having left school without going to university, I decided to make money. I never really considered failure." Richard Branson

"The strangest and most fantastic fact about negative emotions is that people actually worship them." P D Ouspensky

"All of us were born in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde

"There are no prizes for predicting rain. Prizes only for building arks." Louis Gerstner

"There are a lot of risks and costs to a programme of action but they are far less than the risks and costs of inaction." John F Kennedy

"I never take counsel of my fears." General George Patton

"I cannot give you the formula for success; but I can give you the formula for failure; try to please everybody." Herbert Bayard Swope

"It is not the employer who pays the wages - he only handles the wages. It is the product that pays the wages." Henry Ford

"While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior." Henry C Link

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Goethe

"A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week." General George Patton

"The harder I work, the luckier I seem to get." Gary Player

"When you get right down to the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means 'to follow through'." F. W. Nichol

"Do the thing and you shall have power. If you are tentative you have no power." Emerson/Zalucki

"The difference between success and failure is doing a thing nearly right, and doing a thing exactly right." Edward Simmons

"Persistant people begin their success where others end in failure." Edward Eggleton

"Never accept failure no matter how often it visits you. Keep on going." Dr. Michael Smurfit

"You must believe the unbelievable, snatch the possible from the impossible." Don King

"If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting." Dickk Vermeil

"Success seems to be connected with action." Conrad Hilton

"The only time you can't afford to fail is the last time you try." Charles Kettering

"The secret of success is constancy to purpose." Benjamin Disraeli

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." Art Linkletter

"The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time." Abraham Lincoln

"Here lies a man who knew how to enlist into his services people better than himself." A. Carnegie's epitaph

Commerce is idea and choice expressed. Look about you this moment: everything you see and touch was once invisible idea until someone chose to bring it into being.

Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it.

We generate our own environment - we get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent the life we have created for ourselves? Who’s to blame, who’s to credit but us? Who can change it any time we wish but us?

We are each given a block of marble when we begin a lifetime and the tools to shape it into sculpture. We can drag it behind us untouched, we can pound it to gravel, we can shape it into glory.

We can have excuses or we can have health, love, logevity, understanding, adventure, money, happiness. We design our lives through the power of our choices. We feel most helpless when we’ve made choices by default, when we haven’t designed our lives on our own.

An easy life doesn’t teach us anything, in the end its the learning that matters: what we’ve learned and how we’ve grown

Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us, NOTHING is the worst thing that can happen to us

Plan the work, work the plan

Visibily in control – in control, visibly

"I don’t want it perfeect, I want it Tuesday", Margaret Thatcher

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not preapred to do.

KISS – Keep it simple, stupid

Failing to plan, is planning to fail

You will never discover new oceans if you refuse to leave the beach

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired

With all that needs to be achieved in the months ahead, I’d appreciate that all those who said that it cannot be done could get out of the way and not distract those who are doing it.

People spend more time planning their summer holidays than their lives

Don’t give me elegant excuses for failure, but results

"Autobiography: It is hard to be nostalgic about the last 40 years when you hope that the best is still to come"

"In the words of the famous Roman senator in 42BC “Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni” - Beam me up, Scotty."

"Insanity: doing the same today as you did yesterday and expecting a different outcome." Anon

“It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” said the Queen from Alice in Wonderland

Time – best kept secret of the rich. Everybody has 24 hours a day, so how come some are worth $100m and some are worth $100

A $10 bottle of wine is better than a $10 bottle – BUT NOT TWICE AS GOOD (and this applies right up the price scale)

"The definition of success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm", Winston Churchill

"Our lives are shaped not as much by our experience, as by our expectations", George Bernard Shaw

"It is not enough for me to succeed, but that my friends are seen to have failed" Anon - probably an investment banker

"Beer! The cause and cure of all life's problems", Homer Simpson

"Whenever you have an efficient Government, its called a Dictatorship", Harry S. Truman

"Nothing is so exhilarating as to be shot at with no result", Winston Churchill

"The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity", George Bernard Shaw