Wisdom Vitamins of 2019

Every Monday, a CEO Clubs Member shares his/her favorite quote with the rest of the Club. This Wisdom Vitamin has a motivational and dynamic impact at the start of each new week! The project was initiated in 2013 by Danor Ionescu, a CEO Clubs Member in Romania. Ever since, all our Mondays are brightened by diverse inspirational quotes.

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“Come to the edge, He said. They said,We are afraid. Come to the edge, He said. They came. He pushed them... and they flew.” Guillaume Apollinaire Javier G. d. V.
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi Ovidiu D.
“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” J.F. Kenedy Alexandru L.
“There is no way to hapiness - hapiness is the way.” Buddha Serban R.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Marc Twain Nicoleta I.
“The road to success is not straight. There is a curb called Failure, a loop called Confusion; speed bumps called Friends; red lights called Enemies; caution lights called Family. You will have flats called jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination; an engine called Perseverance; insurance called Faith, and a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success!!” Catalin G.
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight Eisenhower Zoltan P.
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde Jeroen F.
“The superior man is tough with himself. The inferior man is tough with others.” Confucius Effie V.
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France Bogdan C.
“Fall in love with what you do and spread this love into the world.” Cristina S.
“What do I care about my chitchat from yesterday?” Konrad Adenauer Paul S.
“Know yourself and you will win all battles.” Sun Tzu Daniel V.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.” Henry Ford  Sebastian B.
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” John F. Kennedy Rene S.
“A burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action.” Paul Meyer Marius D.
“High expectations are the key to everything.” Sam Walton Bogdan B.
“The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.” Fridtjof Nansen Florin F.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Carmen B.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein Ioana B.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha Manuela F.
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu Cristian N.
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford Dragos S.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Alan Kay Cosmin V.
“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” Charles Kettering Bogdan I.
“Lucrurile nu sunt greu de facut. Greu este sa te pui in starea de a le face. (Things are not difficult to make. What is difficult, is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them.)” Constantin Brancusi Catalin P.
“I grow old learning something new every day.” Solon Corneliu B.
“The wise man does not say all that he thinks, but what he says, he really thinks.” Iulian T.
“Happiness arrives when there is no more hope.” Albert Camus Lucian G.
“It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin Andi D.
“Do not take yourself too seriously.” Benjamin Zanden Alina S.
“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”  Walt Disney Nicoleta S.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein Marian P.
“It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.”  Anthony Hopkins Remus H.
“Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.”  Wayne Dyer Manuela B.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama Catalin D.
“Start with Why.” Simon Sinek Georgios S.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Winston Churchill Gabriela G.
“Performance is a personal choice.” Adrian F.
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar Okan Y.
“Success is dependent on effort.” Sophocles Ioannis K.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Partially misattributed to Mahatma Gandhi Dan S.
“Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses.” Emre A.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”Martin Luther King Jr. Iulian A.
“The only thing that is constant is change.” Heraclitus Dan P.
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” Albert Einstein Marius C.
“There are no problems, only opportunities.” Cristi C.
“I love making, I love doing. I love being to the full, I love everything which is not sitting and watching and copying and dead at heart.” John Fowles Luminita T.
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Jonathan Swift Ioan M.
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”  William Shakespeare Dino E.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and happiness.” Viktor Frankl Radu M.
“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” W. Clement Stone Paul D.
“You have to think anyway, so why not think big?.” Donald Trump Tomasz I.
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” Albert Einstein Mona N.
“What got you here won't get you there.” Marshall Goldsmith  Cornel C.
“There is a moment in every dawn when light floats, there is the possibility of magic. Creation holds its breath.” Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Oana B. D.
“You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down.” Charlie Chaplin Ovidiu V.
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard Roxana S.
“The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.” Alvin Toffler Paul B.
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard Nicolae T.
“Unless the water turns black, the washing joy is zero.” Marin Sorescu Sorin R.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Alan Kay Caglar B.
“Get in. Get it done. Get it done right. Get out.” Fred C. Trump Marius P.
“In the vastness of the cosmos everything is going perfect, but one nasty little thought in your mind can make it a bad day. That is lack of perspective.” Sadhguru Cristian B.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela Ovidiu S.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams Lucia C.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci Razvan F.
“Whatever you are be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln Simona P.
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value, values, and honor. Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” Albert Einstein Tal L.
“Individually, we are one drop.Toghether, we are an ocean.” Ryunosuke Satoro Lucian A.
“I never think of the future, it comes soon enough.” Albert Einstein Dimitris D.
“Become who you are.” Friedrich Nietzsche  Catalin R.
“In a world in rapid and profound transformation, we are all design­ers. Here, 'all' obviously includes all of us, individuals but also organiza­tions, businesses, public entities, voluntary associations, and cities, regions, and states. In short, the "all" we are talking about includes every subject, whether individual or collective, who in a world in transformation must determine their own identity and their own life project. This means put­ting their design capability into action: a way of thinking and doing things that entails reflection and strategic sense, that calls us to look at ourselves and our context and decide whether and how to act to improve the state of things.” Ezio Manzini Alexandru R.
“An objective is a dream with a deadline.” Napoleon Hill Sven M.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler Rene P.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis Cristian S.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford Konstantinos D.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy Adela S.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop Gregoire V.
“Yes, We Can!” Barack Obama Razvan C.
“Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” Zen Proverb Radu C.
“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” Wayne W. Dyer Laurentiu L.
“Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” David Joseph Schwartz Peter M.
“There's a way to do it better - find it.” Thomas A. Edison Laura S.
“EVERYTHING happens for a reason.” Henk P.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky Radu V.
“You are never too old to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis Borut V.
“High capital always follows high culture.” Andrei B.
“Dreams are goals not planned enough.” Michele A.
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau Valeriu I.
“Leaders create leaders.” Radu D.
“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Marcus Aurelius Vlad A.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan Robert H.
“Simţ enorm şi văz monstrous.” Ion Luca Caragiale Marius P.
“We either heal as a team or we will die as individuals.” Al Pacino, Any Given Sunday movie Andrei R.
“Happiness is not about what the world gives you – happiness is what you think about what the world gives you.” Mo Gawdat Dan B.
“Will robots inherit the earth? Yes, but they will be our children.” Marvin Minsky Octavian O.
“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Affan Y.
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford Cristian F.
“If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.” Woody Allen Andreea P.
“The largest enemy of change and leadership isn’t a , it’s a . is the safest, easiest way to forestall change.” Seth Godin Sonia N.
“Your legacy is every life you will ever touch.” Oprah Winfrey Carmina D.
“Start with Why.” Simon Sinek Sorin D.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu Kent O.
“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle Andrei P.
“Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs Jose M. M. d. A.
“When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Paulo Coelho Sorina B.
“Don’t roll out software that’s legacy from day one.” Ioana G.
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” Voltaire Hakan G.
“Leadership and music are much the same. Both are built on melody, rhythm, harmony and dynamics.” Ferenc G.
“Always remember you are unique, just like every one else.” Buddha Alexandru R.
“Stay hungry! Stay foolish!” Steve Jobs Vasile G. H.
“None of us is as smart as all of us.” Kenneth Blanchard Daniel P.
“Life is not happening to you. It’s responding to you.” Ruxandra G.
“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” Liviu A.
“Always be prepared!” Roland S.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Alan Kay Irina M.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela Raluca F.
“Know thyself, and thou shalt know the universe and God.” Temple of Apollo at Delphi Spencer C.
“Good planning is half the job.” Rainer G.
“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso Ciprian M.
“Be brave and take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” Pablo Coelho Plamen P.
“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt Catalina B.
“We either find a way or make one.” From Hannibal when scouts told him there is no way to pass the Alpes with his legions Alin G.
“I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” Bill Gates Jibril S.
“Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs Nicholas S.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Olga M.
“For me the essence of Being Human it's not our limitations, although we have many, but our ability to reach beyond our limitations.” Ray Kurzweil Ciprian P.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Attributed to Aristotle  Radu N.
“Preparation ensures success, lack of preparation attracts failure.” Confucius Camelia C.
“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” John Maynard Keynes Narcisa O.
“The four most important words in the English language are: “What do you think?” Listen to your people and learn.” J.W. “Bill” Marriott Tino L.
“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.” Robert Woodruff Jovan R.
“We are here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here?” Steve Jobs Kostas F.
“Adapt to changes and be open. The strongest will not survive.” Zlatko Z.
“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say "I." And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say "I." They don't think "I." They think "we"; they think "team." They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but "we" gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.” Peter Drucker Violeta L.
“Re - examine all that you have been told . . . dismiss that which insults your soul.” Walt Whitman Gerard C.
“Thousand of pilots out there are able to drive much better than me . . . but I am sitting in a Ferrari.” Niki Lauda Walter F.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” J. R. R. Tolkien Daniel F.
“Don’t promise when you’re happy. Don’t reply when you’re angry and don’t decide when you are sad.” Nicoleta M.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi Tudor T.
“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs Ionut D.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Seneca Lucian M.
“No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood.” Robert M.
“You must always be able to predict what's next and then have the flexibility to evolve.” Marc Benioff Lorand S.
“Daca dragoste nu e, nimic nu e.” Marin Preda Adrian B.
“Become who you are.” F. Nietzsche Fotis K.
“Stay hungry, stay foolish!” Steve Jobs Bob D. M.
“A leader is a dealer in hope.” Napoleon Bonaparte Bogdan F.
“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” John Scully Radu P.
“Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.” Kim K.
“I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.” Haruki Murakami Marius I.
“Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.” Aldous Huxley Costin N.
“Good enough is better than perfect.” Told to me by my best friend Florin S.
“Toutes les grandes personnes ont d’abord été des enfants, mais peu d’entre elles s’en souviennent.” Antoine de Saint Exupéry Frederic B.
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein Iulia L.
“Never give up on your dreams, you never know how close you are.” Wael A.
“If life gives you a lemon, ask for salt and tequila.” Marco H.