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Words (cliches) to live by.

I was looking for the exact quote Thayer at the San Francisco/Marin free flight model airplane club uses as his email signature and succeeded. Its by Fred Buechner, cited in the “What Color Is Your Parachute” book by Dick Bolles

“There are all different kinds of voices calling you to all different kinds of work . . . (and) the place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” – Fred Buechner

Nice one, Fred. Thanks for putting it where I’d see it, Thayer, Dick, and Bill.

More good quotes are at: http://www.careerlab.com/comments.htm

Here’s the executive summary:
1 Love. – the Prophets
2 Know thyself. —Socrates
3 Inches make champions. —Vince Lombardi
4 Nothing gold can stay. —Robert Frost
5 Work is love made visible. —Kahlil Gibran
6 No great thing is created suddenly. —Epictetus (A.D.200)
7 Well done is better than well said. —Benjamin Franklin
8 No wind favors he who has no destined port. —Montaigne
9 Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. —Seneca
10 Do first things first, and second things not at all. —Peter Drucker.

Extra, mentioned in passing by the author of this page, William S. Frank:

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all – Winston S. Churchill
Time in life is short. You can only read so many books, so choose wisely. – Martin Bucco
Nothing good happens fast –
Actions speak louder than words –
Talkers are no good doers – Shakespeare
Never give in, never, never, never, never; in nothing, great or small—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. – Winston S. Churchill
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. – Edmund Burke
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there –
Begin with the end in mind. – Stephen R. Covey

And I can’t resist two of my favorites,
To finish first, first you must finish
The racing driver’s job is to win the race at the slowest possible speed – Juan Manuel Fangio