18Apr/110

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From…Oscar Wilde

Every now and then it is helpful (at least to me) to look back at some of the wisdom of the ages to remind myself how far off track I am in pursuit of a goal or goals.

No matter whether that confusion is about personal issues or associated with business, it is always good to remember that these things have been dealt with before and that some pretty smart folks have offered up great advice if we‘ll just follow it:

“If you reach for the stars, you might not quite get one, but you won’t end up with a handful of mud either.”  Leo Burnett

 

“It is not enough to take a step which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.”   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

“It’s a funny thing about life:  If you don’t refuse to accept anything but the very best, you will often get it.”  W. Somerset Maugham

 

“In the long run, men only hit what they aim for.”  Henry David Thoreau

 

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”  Leonardo Da Vinci

 

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.”  Cecil B. De Mille

And, from my favorite writer, social gad-about-town and raconteur . . .

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”  Oscar Wilde

Please share some of your favorite “words of wisdom.” You never know what positive path you might be helping someone define.

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