Computer Hope favorite quotes
Below are various quotes that Computer Hope has collected over the years that help inspire us in becoming the best at what we do. We hope that the below quotes will do the same thing for you. If you have a quote that has inspired you, let us know and if it inspires us, we will be glad to post it.
Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself. Think one customer at a time and take care of each one the best way you can.
- Gary Comer, founder of Land's End
The more you know, the more you realize you know nothing.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
-E E Cummings
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
-William Arthur Ward
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
Understand that you, yourself, are no more than the composite picture of all your thoughts and actions. In your relationships with others, remember the basic and critically important rule: "If you want to be loved, be lovable. If you want respect, set a respectable example!"
There's nothing more dangerous than an idea if its the only one you have.
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad and I will show you a guy you can beat every time.
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
-Logan Pearsall Smith
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential.
-Peace Pilgrim 190? - 1981
If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground it will but grow and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
-Emily Zola J 'accuse
Attitudes are more important than facts.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
-Anne Bradstreet 1664
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will he will be sure to repent it.
The word is half his that speaks, and half his that hears it.
-Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, French philosopher 1500's
The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.
-Jose Ortega y Gasset
I find it unusual that it is more socially acceptable to complain about what you have than it is to ask for what you want.
Business is simple. Make some stuff and sell it for more than it cost you. There's nothing more to it than that except for a few million details.
-President of International Harvestor
If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
-John Churton Collins
The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.
-Orison Swett Marden
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
-Carl G Jung
Life is not a struggle. It's a wiggle.
The more I learn, the more I realize what little I know.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
- Sir Cecil Beaton
Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside.
-Dr. Melba Colgrove
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
Mistakes show us what we need to learn.
Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
Talk is cheap. Words are plentiful. Deeds are precious.
-H Ross Perot
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
Virtue is its own reward.
Worry is an unhealthy and destructive mental habit.
-Norman Vincent Peale
The road to success is always under construction.
Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.
The hours that make us happy make us wise.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Man's biggest mistake is to believe that he's working for someone else.
If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.
-Lyall Watson, biologist
Keeping customers is not a matter of lavishing attention upon them in the hope that they will remember your firm. Customers stay with your firm because of the value that is provided.
-customers.com by Patricia B.
The goal of education is understanding; the goal of training is performance.
Genius is the ability to evade work by doing something right the first time.
Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.
-Midge Decter, American writer.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
It can only be attributable to human error.
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
By failing to plan, you plan to fail.
Imagination is more important than knowledge, for while knowledge defines everything we know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.
- Albert Einstein
Choose a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
All that is complex is useless and all that is useful is simple.
They can because they think they can.
When you are good to others, you are best to yourself.
The measure of a person's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
No, try not, do or do not, there is no try.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
-Duc de Rochefoucauld
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is by saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
A man's karma is to forever turn the wheel of life towards a better future for all.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
There are 10 Types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.
The box said 'Requires Windows 95 or better'. So I installed Linux.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "That's funny..."
True greatness is measured by how much freedom you give to others, not by how much you can coerce others to do what you want.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Always do what you want, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
Less is more.
-Andre del Sarto
The unexamined life is not worth living.
It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.
Laziness is a programmers main virtue.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
The past is gone, the present is never, and the future is unknown.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Always do more than is required of you.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Within every difficulty lies opportunity.
The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
If you don't ask the right questions, every answer seems wrong.
All life is problem solving.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more
important to heed the lessons of failure.
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
The only way to predict the future is to invent it.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breath more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.
There are no pockets in a shroud.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress you. When you're pissed off and angry at them you just haven't given them enough time. Just give them a little more time and they'll almost always impress you.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough.
A clever person solves a problem.
A wise person avoids it.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
Less good when they obey and acclaim him.
Worse when they fear and despise him.
Fail to honor people, and they fail to honor you.
But of a good leader, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
Don't bail; the best pieces of gold are at the bottom of the barrel of crap.
The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.
It's not about how to achieve your dreams, its about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Simplicity, carried to the extreme, becomes elegance.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
10% of what we read.
20% of what we hear.
30% of what we see.
50% of what we see and hear.
70% of what we discuss with others.
80% of what we experience.
95% of what we teach to someone else.
If you travel too fast you have no where else to go.
I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.
If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve
- Muhammad Ali
If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Today's problems cannot be solved if we still think the way we thought when we created them.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Knowledge is the antidote for fear!
-Steve (Computer Hope visitor)
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.
-P. J. Plauger
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you decided to look beyond the imperfections.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
I firmly believe human beings can accomplish anything they put their minds to. All they need to get started is someone to show them it's possible.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
-Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment, in 1977
What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Never think about the mistakes you made. Think about the mistakes you will
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's
desire to understand.
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be
-Peter T. Mcintyre
If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I can
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you
- Vernon Howard
Remembering that you are going to die is the best
way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are
already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
- Steve Jobs
Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish
by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that
it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full
potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
- Salvador Dali
You reach a point where you don't work for money.
- Walt Disney
You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to
- Ted Turner
Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.
You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose
sight of the shore.
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
- Henrik Ibsen
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a
gift. That's why we call it the present.
- B Olatunji
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of
comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
One key to entrepreneurial success is to get a great group of people
around you who believe in your idea.
- Richard Branson
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the
No matter how bad or slow things go… "You're still way ahead of everyone who isn’t even trying."
- Tony Robbins
If you're overwhelmed by thinking of all there is to be done, stop thinking about it so much and start working on it.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
- Henry Ford
If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
To be successful, you don't have to do extraordinary things. Just do ordinary things extraordinarily well.
You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
"Do one thing every day that scares you."