Job Search Techniques - Quotes

"People can be divided into three groups: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen-- and those who wonder, What happened?" ---Anonymous

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." ---Helen Keller

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." ---George Bernard Shaw

"To establish oneself in the world, one does all one can to seem established there already." ---La Rochefoucauld

"The secret of success is constancy of purpose." ---Benjamin Disraeli

"I don't deserve this, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either." ---Jack Benny

"Our rate of progress is such that an individual human being, of ordinary length of life, will be called on to face novel situations which find no parallel in his past. The fixed person, for the fixed duties, who, in older societies was such a godsend, in the future will be a public danger." ---Alfred North Whitehead

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." ---Calvin Coolidge

"It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true." ---William James

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." ---Anais Nin

"Everyone has a mass of bad work in him which he will have to work off and get rid of before he can do better; and, indeed, the more lasting a man's ultimate work, the more sure he is to pass through a time, and perhaps a very long one, in which there seems to be very little hope for him." ---Samuel Butler

"The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do." ---Denis Waitley, The Psychology of Winning

"A depressing and difficult passage has prefaced every new page I have turned in life." ---Charlotte Bronte

"There is no such thing as a self-made man. I've had much help and have found that if you are willing to work, many people are willing to help you." ---O. Wayne Rollins

"And we know that all things work together for good of them that love God." ---Romans 8:28

"Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit." ---W. Clement Stone

"You don't get what you want. You get what you need."

"When God closes a door, He opens a window."

Alice: "Will you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?"
Cat: "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
Alice: "I don't care much where---so long as I get somewhere."
Cat: "Oh, you're sure to do that if only you walk long enough." ---Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

"You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." ---Desiderata

"When written in Chinese, the work 'crisis' is composed of two characters---one represents danger and the other represents opportunity." ---John F. Kennedy, Address, United Negro Collge Fund Convocation

"Nobody owns a job, nobody owns a market, nobody owns a product. Somebody out there can always take it away from you." ---Ronald E. Compton, president-chairman, Aetna

"An important component of the career assessment process is to help clients accept themselves: their strengths as well as what does not come naturally to them." ---Barry Lustig, Director of The Professional Development Institute, Federation Employment and Guidance Services of New York

"One of the most important aptitudes we all have to offer is our personality." ---Barry Lustig

"The field cannot well be seen from within the field." ---Ralph Waldo Emerson

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." ---Jeremiah 29:11

"The earth is a medium-sized planet orbiting around an average star in the outer suburbs of an ordinary spiral galaxy, which is itself only one of about a million million galaxies in the observable universe." ---Stephen M. Hawking, A Brief History of Time

"Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them." ---Romans 12:6

"Let me listen to me and not to them." ---Gertrude Stein

"What seems different in yourself; that's the rare thing you possess. The one thing that gives each of us his worth, and that's just what we try to suppress. And we claim to love life." ---Andre Gide

"Confused about what to do next...he [Jobs] put himself through an exercise that management psychologists employ with clients unsure about their life goals. It was a little thing, really. It was just a list. A list of all the things that mattered most to Jobs during his ten years at Apple. 'Three things jumped off that piece of paper, three things that were really important to me,' says Jobs." ---Michael Meyer, The Alexander Complex

"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work." ---Daniel Burnham