Quotations for Daily Use

Commitment, Following through

"Bullfight critics row on row
Crowd the enormous Plaza de Toros
But only one is there who knows
And he is the one who fights the bull."
Robert Graves (1895–1985), English poet, novelist, and critic; professor of poetry at Oxford University 1961–66; full name Robert Ranke Graves.

"Care enough for a result, and you will almost certainly attain it." William James (January 11, 1842 August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician.

"Nothing binds us one to the other like a promise kept. Nothing divides us like a promise broken." Mass Mutual - Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

"Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow." Unknown Veteran Trapeze Performer

"Toss a shoe once, you're engaged. Toss a shoe twice, you're married." Father Timothy Kavanagh in In the Company of Others by Jan Karon; he was talking about a dog who had a shoe in his mouth and wanted Father Tim to throw it.

"We have to be able to count on each other doing what we have agreed to do." Phil Crosby, (June 18, 1926 August 18, 2001) was a businessman and author who contributed to management theory and quality management practices. (Or was this another Phil Crosby?)

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