These quotes are not selected in any particular order. They are selected randomly to inspire and provoke you to think and act differently. Enjoy reading and meditating on them. And above all, act differently.

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on”

—Franklin D. Roosevelt


“There is nothing permanent except change”



“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist”

—Indira Gandhi


“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward”

—Amelia Earhart


“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way”

—Napoleon Hill


“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak”

—Thomas Carlyle


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you”

—Walt Whitman


“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self”

—Aldous Huxley


“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”

—Benjamin Franklin


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”

—Mark Twain

Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa is Africa’s #1 Small Business Expert. He has interviewed dozens of CEOs for his magazine, BusinessIQ and has mentored over a thousand entrepreneurs who have gone on to begin their own successful businesses. This he can do for you as well. Email: