Great Thoughts

“All knowledge connects.” – David Gates

“Be careful of what you speak, for words become thoughts and thoughts become things.” (Your thoughts manifest into reality.) – Rod Hairston, Washington, D.C.

“Eschew Status.” – Brian Tracy

“For those who understand, no explanation is necessary; for those that don’t, none will suffice.” – Jerry Lewis, when asked why he no longer worked with Dean Martin (The essential truth of this phrase is applicable to many situations in our lives. We need to understand each other much more frequently than we do). – David Gates

“People need to know what you stand for…they also need to know what you won’t stand for.” – Joan Leonard, Senior VP/Controller, Border Media

“Upon what principle are you basing your question?” – Dr. Ed Jacobs, WVU …repeatedly asked, when training therapists…

“Principle should take clear and absolute precedence over politics. Upon what principle(s) are we making our business decisions?” – David Gates

“Hope is not a strategy.” – Axiom of the formal Discipline of Project Management

“My observation has been that most men recognize genius, resent, and feel compelled to destroy it.” – David Ogilvy

“A feeling is communicated in one word. Anything longer than a single word, is a concept.” – Mary Rixford

“Without data, it’s just another opinion.” – as seen in the office of Ron Batory, President/COO, Consolidated Rail Corporation

“Failure is the first step to success.  If it doesn’t fail sometime, you didn’t push it far enough.” – Eric Darnell, Boomerang World Champion 2002

“Many people desire specific outcomes. The challenge often seems to be their willingness to put forth the effort and pay the necessary price.” – David Gates