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Great Quotes From History

Updated: May 10, 2023

Almost everybody knows I’m just a goofy CPA in the sagebrush of Nevada. I have found a wealth of wisdom through the ages from a bunch of VERY wise people. I thought I would share a few of my favorites.

“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the mind; Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.” –Marcus Tullius Cicero 106-43 BC

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” --Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” --Babe Ruth 1895-1948

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” --Thomas A Edison 1847-1931

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” --Walt Disney 1901-1966

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” --Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” --Tony Robbins 1960-

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” --Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” --Winston Churchill 1874-1965

“Necessity… the mother of invention.” --Plato 427-347 BC

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.” --Martin Luther 1483-1546

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

--Ronald Reagan 1911-2004

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” --John Adams 1735-1826

Did you hear? Job 12:12 says, “With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.”

Kelly Bullis is a Certified Public Accountant in Carson City. Contact him at 882-4459. On the web at Also on Facebook.

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