Great Quotes From Great Thinkers

19 05 2009
Great thinkers...

Great thinkers...

After some downtime due to me being away on a business conference in New South Wales’ stunning “Hunter Valley”, 1000 Diamonds is back in action! Thanks for your patience while I’ve been enjoying my time away.

Last week’s “Great Quotes From Great Thinkers” post was one of the most popular to date. In view of this, I have decided to do this once a week – a collection of inspirational “out-of-the-box” thoughts from some of the great thinkers out there. 90% of these quotes each week will be taken from material I have read within the last week – I follow a number of people on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. So these quotes could not be more cutting edge!

Here is this week’s edition: enjoy.




From Robin Sharma…

Reading drives passion. What brilliant fuel are you dropping into your mind today?

100 years from now, everyone alive today will be dust. What are you working on that will live beyond your life? BIG QUESTION!

A key personal leadership idea which helps me play at peak best: the way you begin the day drives how well you perform in the day.

There is too much information out there. Too many distractions. Try to know a lot about the few things important to you. Your mind only has so much space.

Success in business comes down to two words: radical helpfulness.

Why do something if you’re not in it to be great?

The smallest of choices today could lead to the greatest of consequences tomorrow.

How high you perform is less a reflection of opportunities available than it is personal power you’ve become intimate with.

Lift your game today: make yourself a living “mediocrity free zone.”

You become who you drink coffee with. You grow into the people you spent your best hours with.

To have more, we must first become more.

Your external actions broadcast your internal beliefs.


From Tony Robbins…

Change is automatic.. As the years go by your body, your relationships, the world will change. Change is automatic. Progress is not!

Success is the result of good judgement , Good judgement is the result of Experience, and experience is often the result of bad judgement!

A happy person is not a person with a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Remember The 90 Second Rule: act on a good idea or great opportunity within 90 seconds. Before the voice of fear begins to take over.

The only reason you may not be as successful and alive as you want, is because you’re not doing the things that successful and alive people do.


From other thinkers…

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Elliot. (Make a decision today and decide on a course that aligns you with your passion!)

“You can’t build up a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford. (Kick it today… no more delays!)

“You become the average of the 5 people you spend most time with.” (quoted by my friend Carolin Dahlman)

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice; it’s conformity.” – Earl Nightingale (American motivational speaker and author – one of twelve Marines who survived the attack on USS Arizona at Pearl Harbour).

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better – it’s not!” From The Lorax by Dr Seuss

“You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.” – Pearl Buck (first American woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature)

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” – tongue in cheek comment from W Edwards Deming (American statistician, author, lecturer, and consultant)

“Those who lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.” – Albert Camus (French Algerian author, philosopher, and journalist)

“Sophie is asking mum ‘Why am I NOT a doll… NOT an adult… NOT a boy… NOT a giraffe?’ It’s so easy to miss all we are when we focus on what we are not!” – Christine Caine (Christian speaker, author, mother)

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” – Seneca (Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist)

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi “If life is school, what lessons have you learned today?” – Brian Houston (Christian author, speaker, minister)

“High performers shine – even when the sun doesn’t.” (Ad spotted in Hong Kong airport. Cheesy line, yet wildly true.)

“If you’re doing something out of fear, it will be the wrong choice – even if turns out to have been the right decision.” – Marriane Williamson (activist, author, lecturer and founder of The Peace Alliance)




6 responses

20 05 2009

Another great post – I couldn’t stop reading these inspiring words – thanks for sharing!

27 05 2009
Quinton McCauley

Thanks mate! Your blog is pretty awesome. I check in regularly!


26 05 2009

“You become the average of the 5 people you spend most time with.” (quoted by my friend Carolin Dahlman)

Noooooooooo! I don’t want to become a Japanese junior high student 😦

27 05 2009
Quinton McCauley

Haha! 17 again? 😉

27 05 2009
love chic

Dear Sarah, Don’t worry 🙂 We all get affected by the energy we choose to surround ourselves with, their energy rubs off on us and we tend to get inspired by their positivity or negativity. Women are extra sensitive. When I have a destructive person close to me I need to cleanse for a long time, otherwise I copy (the bad part of being a healer, lol) You can have people around you who you don’t want to “become” but still choose other energies. When reading this blog Quinton can be your source of inspiration whether you meet him or not. He can be one of your five. When you are aware of the power of energies you learn to see this and choose wisely. Seek “your people” and when exposed to others, be close to water, touch the nature, breathe slowly, and leave school 🙂

Carolin, The Love Coach

27 05 2009
love chic

hmm, wrote a note for sarah, don’t know if it got through, it disappeared :). Wanted to tell her not to worry, since she can choose what 5 energies in the world to sense. /Carolin,

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