Orkut Buyukkokten

Orkut Buyukkokten
was born on Friday, February 06, 1976 in Konya and he is a famous computer programmer from Turkey.

Life in Brief:

- Being born on Feb 06, Orkut is an Aquarius.
- his ethnicity: White.

Orkut Buyukkokten had studied at Konya Meram Anadolu Lisesi (in 1986-93) and then he attended the BS Information Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (in 1993-97).

Famous Why : Designed Google's Orkut social network.

Terry Winograd (Terry Allen Winograd)

Terry Winograd (Terry Allen Winograd) was born on Sunday, February 24, 1946 in Takoma Park and he is a famous scientist from United States.

Life in Brief:

- Being born on Feb 24, Terry is a Pisces.
- his ethnicity: White.

He attended the BA Mathematics, Colorado College (in 1966).

Famous Why : Understanding Natural Language.

Vint Cerf (Vinton Gray Cerf) was born on Wednesday, June 23, 1943 in New Haven and he is a famous scientist from United States.

Life in Brief:

- Being born on Jun 23, Vint is a Cancer.
- his ethnicity: White.
- Brothers : David, Douglas.

Vint Cerf had studied at Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA (in 1961) and then he attended the BS Mathematics, Stanford University (in 1965).

Vint dated Sigrid (wife).

Famous Why : Co-designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol.

Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin was born on Tuesday, August 21, 1973 in Moscow and he is a famous businessman from United States of Jewish religion.

Life in Brief:

- Being born on Aug 21, Sergey is a Leo.
- his ethnicity: White.
- his father's name: Michael Brin.

He attended the BS Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Maryland College Park (in 1993).

Sergey dated Anne Wojcicki (wife).

Famous Why : Co-Founder of Google.

Sony CEO Stringer to step down in April

Sony CEO Howard Stringer (pictured), one of the few foreigners to lead a major Japanese company, will step down in April. Executive deputy president Kazuo Hirai will take his place, the electronics giant has announced.

AP - Sony Corp. announced Wednesday that Kazuo Hirai, who leads the company’s core consumer products business, will replace Howard Stringer as CEO and president effective April 1, as the electronics and entertainment company desperately tries to engineer a turnaround.

The 51-year-old Hirai, currently executive deputy president, was widely expected to succeed Stringer. The Welsh-born Stringer, one of the few foreigners to lead a major Japanese company, will retain his post as chairman of the board, Sony said in a statement.

In 2009, Hirai, who has also led the company’s gaming business in the past, was named as part of a new management team to lead Sony, and Stringer had recommended to the board that Hirai replace him. Hirai, who is fluent in English, will be Sony’s youngest CEO.

Sony has been fighting to regain its image as a global leader in gadgets as consumers have increasingly turned to rival offerings such as the iPod and iPhone from Apple Inc., making the Walkman brand a has-been. It has also fallen behind in liquid-crystal displays for TVs to South Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co.

“Kaz is a globally focused executive," Stringer said in a statement. "I believe his tough-mindedness and leadership skills will be of great benefit to the company and its customers in the months and years ahead. I look forward to helping Kaz in every way I can so that succession leads inevitably to success.”

The management shuffle came a day before the company was to announce fiscal third-quarter earnings.

Battered by a strong yen and poor sales in its flat-panel TV business, Sony has forecast its fourth straight year of net losses for the fiscal year through March. The company has gone through massive cost cuts and restructuring and is hoping to recover in flat-panel TV, gaming and personal computer businesses.

“The path we must take is clear: to drive the growth of our core electronics businesses, primarily digital imaging, smart mobile and game; to turn around the television business; and to accelerate the innovation that enables us to create new business domains,” Hirai said in a statement.

Sony, which makes about 70 percent of its sales outside Japan, has also been hurt by the strong yen, which erodes overseas earnings.

Sony lays off 10,000 amidst a Record $6.4 billion Net Loss

Japanese electronics giant Sony announced Thursday it would lay off about 10,000 workers as part of new CEO Kazuo Hirai's restructuring measures to cope with a forecasted record annual loss of $6.4 billion.

REUTERS - Sony Corp said it is to cut around 10,000 jobs – 6 percent of its global workforce – as new CEO Kazuo Hirai moves to reduce costs and staunch huge losses at the Japanese electronics giant.

After a brief honeymoon since taking over from Howard Stringer this month, Hirai this week doubled Sony's annual loss forecast to a record $6.4 billion, and is under pressure to fix an ailing TV unit and turn around a brand that has been trampled on by consumer gadget leaders Apple Inc and South Korea's Samsung Electronics.

"We have heard a multitude of investor voices calling for change," Hirai told a packed news conference at Sony's Tokyo headquarters, close to the company's first factory established 65 years ago. "Sony will change."

"Sony has always been an entrepreneurial company. That spirit has not changed," he said.

In a statement ahead of the briefing, Sony said it would post a restructuring charge of about 75 billion yen ($926 million) in the year to March 2013, and aims to cut its fixed costs in the TV business by 60 percent in the 2013/14 business year from this year's levels, and trim 30 percent off the business' operating costs.

Eyeing new business opportunities in the fast-growing medical business, Sony said it was targeting annual sales of 50 billion yen ($617 million) in that sector in 2014/15, and was scouting for acquisitions and other strategic investments.

The job cuts follow two rounds of layoffs Stringer made in his six-year tenure at Sony. Chief Financial Officer Masaru Kato noted earlier this week that around 5,000 workers would come off the Sony payroll with the sale of a chemicals business and a small liquid crystal display fabricator.

Sony, and other leading Japanese TV makers Sharp Corp and Panasonic Corp have been battered by weak demand, fierce competition and a stronger yen that makes exports less competitive.

The three companies expect a combined loss for the year just ended of $21 billion – more than Sony's entire market value, which has slumped by close to a fifth in the past month. Samsung is 10 times more valuable, while Apple, which Sony executives considered buying in the early 1990s, is worth 30 Sony's.

"Japan's consumer electronics industry is facing defeat," Fujio Ando, senior managing director at Chibagin Asset Management, said earlier this week.

Late last month, Hirai, a 26-year Sony veteran, revealed his management team and a rejigged business structure, with him taking a more active role in the day-to-day operations than Stringer. He eliminated his old job as head of consumer products, and put himself in charge of home entertainment, overseeing the money-losing TV business.

All heads of Sony's 14 business units – from semiconductors to mobile communications, music and medical – report directly to the CEO.

Hirai had vowed to take "painful steps", insisting he wouldn't shy away from weeding out poorly performing businesses or making cuts to bolster profitability.

Sony shares closed 0.9 percent higher at 1,528 yen on Thursday ahead of the briefing. The benchmark Nikkei average ended up 0.7 percent.

Prahlad Chhabria Chairman, Finolex group of companies

Every week, we are seeing people who made it big in their life and have been inspiration to many others, with what they had in life. This week we will talk about a person who had started his life from the level zero, and made it really big. Prahlad Chhabria – Chairman of Finolex group of companies.
A real "Rags to riches" life story is what we all will say....
Early Days
Prahlad Chhabria is a self made man, but on contrary he has written his autobiography named "There's No Such Thing As a Self-Made Man"
Prahlad was born in 1930' in Karachi, Pakistan, in a merely middle classed family.
Despite being born in a traditional Shikarpuri Sindhi moneylender's community, his father's untimely death made his family poor.
His father died when he was 12 years old, and he was forced to work at that tender age.
At the age of 12, he started his career as a cleaner in a small cloth shop at a salary of Rs10 per month, a year later when he was 13 Chhabria served sherbet (Cool drink) to customers in a cloth store, living off from leftovers in Sethji's kitchen.
A year later, as a bill collector in Amritsar, while keeping accounts, he taught himself to read and write. Armed with his year-long savings a crisp Rs10 note he took the train back to Sindh, but was robbed by a Pathan. The ticket collector asked the young prahlad,"How will we know that the money is yours?" Chhabria had spent so much time admiring the precious note that he had memorized its number, and the money was retrieved from the culprit! His skill with figures got honed over time.
In the year India gained independence, 17-year-old Prahlad P. Chhabria was a domestic servant working 14-hour days for a Pune moneylender, sending Rs30 a month to his widowed mother and nine siblings in Karachi, Pakistan. Back then, he could barely read or write, but he was very interested in learning new things in life.
Later Chhabria and his younger brother and business partner Kishan moved to Pune and learned their Engineering ropes. They started selling electrical supplies all over Pune, which gained them the required experience to open a retail shop. Soon they opened a retail shop.
The differentiator was their ability to provide electrical services. By taking appliances apart, the younger brother Kishan learnt to repair them, moving on to laying electrical cables, even making his own line of irons.
It was this knowledge of fabrication that propelled them into the next league, and they began to supply to the army. While Kishan became an expert on manufacturing processes, Chhabria became well-versed in applying for licences in Delhi. The brothers clinched their first big contract for copper-braided cables, for Rs3 lakh, and bought a copper braiding machine from Japan. Says Chhabria, "Today, without planning and proper technology and processes, nobody could bumble along and set up a new industry from scratch as we did." The new machine was installed in a cowshed. Undaunted by the instruction manual in Kanji characters, they relied on Kishan's reverse engineering ingenuity, and made a whopping Rs1 lakh profit from the order.
Here comes the Birth of the Spark
They made PVC-insulated cable. Chhabria says "Our beautiful new cable was best described as "fine" and "flexible", which became "Finolex". It describes us as well today as it did in 1958." Finolex is currently a family and professionally managed conglomerate with more than 3,000 employees, with interests in telecom, power, petrochemicals and agriculture.
Prahlad started his life as a door-to-door peddler of electrical supplies. Now, he is the founder of Rs3,000 crore company Finolex — India's leading cable maker and second largest PVC resin manufacture.
Not only a multi millionaire by status, he also spent most of his income in charity and human welfare. He wanted to give, what he couldn't afford earlier: a decent education. Inspired by a lecture by Vijay Bhatkar, architect of India's first supercomputer series, Chhabria set up the non-profit, IIT, campus at Hinjewadi, Pune, in 2003. With international tie-ups under its belt, it offers masters and PhD courses in IT engineering to students, more than 40% of whom are from the rural India. Transforming them into well-placed software engineers gives him great satisfaction.
Till date, Chhabria and the Finolex Group have invested around Rs100 crore in their non-profit educational institutes.
Prahlad adds, in the coming five years, at the behest of the Andhra Pradesh government, Chhabria will set up a non-profit school and engineering college on 50 acres near Tirupati; the Maharashtra government has allocated him two vocational training colleges to modernize. Meanwhile, he's building a non-profit Central Board English-medium school in Ratnagiri, where 75% of the seats will be free.
Scientist R.A. Mashelkar, president of Global Research Alliance, opines that formal education and achievement have little correlation. The two great innovators, scientists Michael Faraday and Thomas Edison, had no education. He says, "P.P. Chhabria similarly belongs to a different class of people, who were unadulterated by formal education! His investments in this sector come from his fundamental belief that their returns will not be to the Chhabria family but to the nation."
Chhabria's favorite lines remain "Those who are enlightened find the world illuminated"
This seems like a fairy tale story isn't? This is not a fairy tale story. This is a story of a real person with strong willpower who can always find a way to overcome the obstacles in his path to success.
Under prahlad's leadership, Finolex has become the No. 1 manufacturer of all cables in India, second only to Reliance in the manufacture of PVC resin. He has championed non-profit, high-quality education for the masses by building multiple schools and colleges.
When Chhabria is not pursuing his dream for Indian education, he savors time with his grandchildren and his Sunday Indian vocal music lessons.
On his 78th birthday last March, he released his autobiography, "There's No Such Thing As a Self-Made Man". This is an inspiring and motivational book for all of us to read as it shows how hard work and integrity bring about success.
Awards and Honors.
1. A leading Indian entrepreneur Prahlad Chhabria, has been honoured at the prestigious Institute of Directors in London with a silver platter in recognition of his contribution to 'entrepreneurship'
2. Received the Sucessful Businessman of the year National Award from Mr. Sharad Pawar.
3. Honoured outstanding Citizens Award-Sindhi chamber of commerce
4. The chabria brothers received an award from Chandrakant Kirloskar in 1970.
5. Pune's Pride for Excellence in the Corporate World" by Residency Club
6. The "Udyog Ratna Award" by the Delhi Telugu Academy
7. He has been conferred the "Pimpri Chinchwad Bhushan Award" in recognition of his meritorious work in the industry
8. Chairman of the UK-India Business Council Lord Karan Bilimoria presented the silver platter at a function organized to celebrate the launch of Chhabria's autobiography 'There's no such thing as self-made man', a fascinating book depicting his rise from humble beginnings to Chairman of a leading Indian business enterprise.
9. "He is an example to us all for how hard work, integrity and customer service will bring success," Vaz said
10. "The importance of infrastructure development in India was identified by Chhabria well before most others," Lord Bilimoria said
11. This man's quiet approach reflects a relentless focus on the important tasks on hand. Further, his model that growth comes from the grass roots and relies upon the team, not I, but we, are lessons for business success worldwide said Srichand Hinduja
Quotes by Prahlad
1. Poverty, luck and lack of contacts are merely constraints people carry in their minds. If you start with a positive attitude, half the job is done
2. Those who are enlightened find the world illuminated

Sabeer Bhatia One of the Co-founders, Hotmail

Sabeer Bhatia: One of the Co-founders of Hotmail

The man in this photograph needs no introduction, Indian born IT giant, the co-founder of Hotmail (one of the world’s largest e-mail provider with over 369 million registered users). Sabeer Bhatia is also known for his other business ventures and associations.

Early Days
Sabeer Bhatia was born on 30th December 1969 at Chandigarh. He comes from a middle class background. His father was an army officer and his mother worked for Central Bank of India. Sabeer Bhatia had his earlier schooling at Bishop Cotton's School in Pune and later on at St Joseph's College in Bangalore. After passing out from school he joined the Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) at Pilani. At Pilani, he qualified to try for a transfer scholarship at Cal Tech, considered to be the world's most competitive scholarship. Sabeer Bhatia was the only applicant in the entire world in 1988 to get a passing score of 62.

After his graduation from Caltech, Sabeer Bhatia went to Stanford University in 1989 to pursue his M.S. in Electrical Engineering. At Stanford, Sabeer Bhatia worked on ‘Ultra Low Power VLSI Design’.
Eventually, during his stay at Stanford, Sabeer Bhatia got inspired by entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and Scott McNealy and decided to become one himself. He would have pursued a Ph.D. after his Masters, Sabeer Bhatia decided to join Apple in 1991.

He worked for a short period in Apple, and then he joined a startup company called ‘Firepower Systems Inc’, where he spent two years successfully. In 1994, Sabeer Bhatia started working on innovative ideas on the Internet and started a team in association with Jack Smith, a colleague from Apple Computer, Inc. Both came up with the concept of a web – based database entitled ‘Javasoft’.

Birth of the Spark
One day Smith called Bhatia with an intriguing notion. “Why not add e-mail to Javasoft” was his idea. It was a small leap with revolutionary consequences access to e-mail from any computer, anywhere on the planet.

This was that rare thing, an idea so simple, so obvious; it was hard to believe no one had thought of it before. Bhatia saw the potential and panicked that someone would steal the idea. He sat up all night writing the business plan. Then they wrote down all variations of mail - Speedmail, Hypermail, Supermail. Hotmail made perfect sense: it included the letters "html" - the programming language used to write Web pages. Things started moving in a new direction.

A brand name was born. Bhatia had $6,000 in his kitty. It was time to find investors. Drive through San Francisco today and every other billboard touts some Internet company. Four years went on very hard for Bhatia.
Few people believed the Net was real. They thought it was a fad, like CB radio. By the time he reached the offices of venture capitalists Draper Fisher Jurvetson, 19 doors had slammed behind him. Steve Jurvetson and his colleagues quickly saw the potential and put up $300,000 as investment.

Bhatia and Smith stretched all the money they had, the launch day was July 4, 1996. By year-end they were greeting their millionth customer. When Microsoft came to buy the brand, 12 months later, they'd signed up nearly 10 million users. But what were 10 million subscribers worth? Microsoft offered $106 million.
Bhatia polled his investors. Doug Carlisle, whose firm Menlo Ventures had pumped in $1 million into Hotmail, guessed $200 million. Bhatia chided him for giving the lowest estimate and joked that he might hold out for a billion. Carlisle promised that if Bhatia made $200 million he would erect a life-size, bronze statue of him in Menlo Ventures' foyer. The negotiations continued.

Bhatia didn't know how to sell a company. But he did know how to buy onions. So being an Indian, he is good at bargaining. They came in low with $160 million, and then bhatia came in at $700 million.
Bhatia wouldn't budge and Microsoft's representatives kept walking out. And shouting and swearing and hurling insults. But the Hotmail team had been warned of Microsoft's tactics. "It was like a record being played," says Jurvetson, "which we thought was pretty funny. It gave them a real sense of strength."

Bhatia's always had faith in the product
Bhatia went back and told Microsoft: "If that is the brand we have built in one and a half years, imagine what it will be in 20 years. Hotmail will easily be bigger than McDonald's." Microsoft got convinced with his words.

At $200 million, Doug Carlisle started looking for a sculptor, as he has promised. At $350 million, Hotmail's investors agreed to sell. Bhatia returned to the table, alone, and once more said: "No." The contract was inked on Dec. 30, 1997, Bhatia's 29th birthday. The price: some three million Microsoft shares - worth $400 million at the time and twice that now. The deal was done.

After selling Hotmail in 1997, Bhatia became an Internet strategist for Microsoft Corporation in April 1999 for about a year and, he left the company to start another new website, called as ‘Arzoo Inc’.

Arzoo.com was supposed to be a real-time market place for technology related solutions and support. It was envisaged as a platform that would enable engineers, developers and scientists from around the world to monetize their expertise on the one hand, and enable corporations to improve the productivity of their employees on the other. Sabeer Bhatia's vision was to make Arzoo.com, the world's largest human network of intellectual capital. But Arzoo.com failed with the burst of dot-com bubble.

In 2006, he relaunched ‘Arzoo’ as a travel portal. Sabeer Bhatia started alongside co – founders Shiraz Kanga and Viraf Zack, BlogEverywhere, which was a website attempting to capitalize on the emerging art of ‘blogging’. Unfortunately even this did not give him the expected results.

In 2006, Sabeer Bhatia became the prime investor for ‘NeoAccel’, a network security vendor and maker of SSL VPN – Plus. In November 2007, Sabeer Bhatia released an online office alternative to Microsoft Office, called Live Documents.

This application allows users to use their documents both offline and online, edit, join forces and share documents in real – time with others, and sync documents between various computers and users.
Users can also download their Microsoft Office plug – in, which allowed them to get the best of offline and online office tools, along with full compatibility for all office document formats. Sabeer Bhatia has also pushed for enabling access to the Internet through cable television in the homes of India.

He also pushed for a project enabling access to the internet through cable television in Indian homes. However, due to bureaucratic problems it is very unlikely that this will reach completion. And he had to roll back the idea.

In January, 2008, Sabeer Bhatia had announced the launch of his latest venture SabSeBolo.com, a free web – based teleconferencing system.

Future plans of his include the development of a new city in India by the name of Nanocity. The aim of Nanocity is to replicate the vibrance and eco-system of innovation found in the Silicon Valley.

Quotes by Sabeer

It solved a real world problem: The killer idea was to make email available on the web.

A good entrepreneur never gives up.

Communication and games make for a sticky application.

Microsoft isn't going away any time soon, but the role they will play in the future of software will not be the same as it has been in the past two decades.

The entrepreneurial heroes of the Valley are accessible to many people.

We thank Hotmail for creating such a good space and enabling us to follow.

I hope not! I hope I will be able to find someone who is willing to live with my crazy lifestyle and crazy ideas.
Awards and honors

“Entrepreneur of the Year,” by the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (1998).

Recipient of the TR100 award, presented by MIT to 100 young innovators who are expected have the greatest impact on technology.

Named to the “Elite 100,” Upside magazine’s list of top trendsetters in the New Economy.

Selected by the San Jose Mercury News and POV magazine as one of the ten most successful entrepreneurs of 1998.

Named by TIME as one of the “People to Watch” in International Business 2002.

Dream Quotes and Aspiration Quotes

Henry David Thoreau Follow Your Dreams Quote:

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
~ Henry David Thoreau
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Eleanor Roosevelt Inspirational Dream Quote:

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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James Dean Dreams Saying:

"Dream as if you'll live forever... live as if you'll die today "
~ James Dean

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George Bernard Shaw Dream Quote:

"Some men see things as they are and say 'why'? Others dream things that never were and say 'why not'?"
~ George Bernard Shaw
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Henry David Thoreau Dreams Quotation:

"Dreams are the touchstones of our character. "
~ Henry David Thoreau
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T. E. Lawrence Dreaming Quote:

"Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true."
~ T. E. Lawrence
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Woodrow Wilson Dreams Quotation:

"We grow great by dreams.
All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."
~ Woodrow Wilson
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H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Dream Quote:

"May your dreams defy the laws of gravity."
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Henry David Thoreau Inspirational Dream Quote:

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. "
~ Henry David Thoreau
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Dreams Saying from an Unknown Author:

"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. "
~ Unknown
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Kahlil Gibran Dreams Quotation:

"Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity."
~ Kahlil Gibran
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John Updike Dream Quote:

"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them."
~ John Updike
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Dreams Quotation from an Unknown Author:

"Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts."
~ Unknown
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Samuel Johnson Aspirations Quote:

"Your aspirations are your possibilities. "
~ Samuel Johnson
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Louise Driscoll Dreaming Quote:

"Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go."
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Classic Quotes and The Greatest Quotes of All Time

Mahatma Gandhi's Greatest Quote of All Time:

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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Lao Tzu Classic Quote:

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
~ Lao Tzu
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T. S. Eliot's Best Quote Ever:

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. "
~ T. S. Eliot  

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Classic Quote:

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Alexander Pope Timeless Quote:

"To err is human, to forgive, divine."
~ Alexander Pope
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Goethe Classic Quote:

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin it now."
~ Goethe
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Souza Timeless Quote:

"Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness.
Happiness is the way.
So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one."
~ Souza
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Eleanor Roosevelt Classic Quote:

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do. "
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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One of the Best Quotes Ever, by an Unknown Author:

"Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
~ Unknown
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One of the Greatest Quotes of All time, by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. "
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Reinhold Niebuhr's Best Quote Ever, the Serenity Prayer:

"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
~ Reinhold Niebuhr
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George Eliot Timeless Quote:

"It is never too late to become what you might have been."
~ George Eliot
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Timeless Quote, by an Unknown Author:

"Life is a game, Play it; Life is a challenge, Meet it; Life is an opportunity, Capture it. "
~ Unknown
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 One of the Greatest Quotes of All time, from Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded. "
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Winston Churchill's Greatest Quote of All Time:

"Never, never, never give up!"
~ Winston Churchill
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Perseverance Quotes and Persistence Quotes

Very best perseverance quotes and persistence quotes from a huge number of sources. Here are the greatest quotes on persistence, from some of the most inspirational people who have ever lived, including Winston Churchill, Vince Lombardi, Albert Einstein, and Dale Carnegie.

Winston Churchill Never Giving Up Quote:

"Never, never, never give up!"
~ Winston Churchill
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Samuel Johnson Perseverance Quote:

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
~ Samuel Johnson
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Jack Dempsey Never Giving Up Quote:

"A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't."
~ Jack Dempsey
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Rudy Ruettiger Never Quitting Quote:

"Never Quit. "Don't ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now, regrouping to try a new approach isn't quitting. If you quit you'll regret it forever."
~ Rudy Ruettiger
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Vince Lombardi Persistence Quote:

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."
~ Vince Lombardi
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Louis Pasteur Tenacity Quote:

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. "
~ Louis Pasteur
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Winston Churchill Perseverance Quote:

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
~ Winston Churchill
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Thomas Jefferson Perseverance Quote:

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
~ Thomas Jefferson
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Albert Einstein Quote on Persistence:

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. "
~ Albert Einstein
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Never Giving Up Quote from an Unknown Author:

"Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about."
~ Unknown
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Perseverance Poem from an Unknown Author:

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things go wrong that you must not quit."
~ Unknown
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William Feather Never Giving Up Quote:

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. "
~ William Feather
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Calvin Coolidge Persistence Quote:

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
~ Calvin Coolidge
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James A. Michener Persistence Quote:

"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
~ James A. Michener
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Dale Carnegie Never Quitting Quote:

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
~ Dale Carnegie
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