Ten quotes to help you gain perspective in business

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” – Albert Einstein

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, POTUS 1953-61

“The only way to accept an insult is to ignore it. If you can’t ignore is, top it. If you can’t top it, laugh at it. If you can’t laugh at it, it’s probably deserved. – Joseph Russell Lynes, American author and editor

“It took me years to work out the difference between net and gross. In meetings I just used to say, “tell me if its good or bad news”” – Richard Branson

“I make more mistakes than anyone I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them.” – Thomas Edison, American inventor and scientist

“If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” – Albert Einstein

“First rule of leadership: Everything is you fault” – Donald McEnery, A Bug’s Life (1998)

“If you’re not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band.” – David Frost, journalist

“Had a look at the alligators. Just floating handbags, really.” – Trevor Griffiths, English dramatist

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.” – Frank Wilczek, American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate.

Taken from ‘The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Business Quotations’ By Fred Metcalfe available on amazon here.