I always believe that at any stage of our life, we always need to have an idol. Someone who inspire us, someone who we want to be! Or at least someone who we learn from. Let’s take a look at a few of them that inspire me and their famous Quotes!
One of the most influential scientist of all time who who formulated the laws of motion and gravitation.
“For every action, there is always an equal and opposite reaction.”
How we treat people, people will treat us back.
“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people”
Issac Newton during his lost of money in the South Sea Company bubble, telling us that people can excel in their field but not everything.
Napolean Bonaparte (1769 – 1821)
One of the greatest Military leader of all time who rose during the later stage of French Revolution and become the Emperor of France.
“Greatness is nothing unless it be lasting.”
“Victory belongs to the most perservering”
Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931)
American inventor and businessman and founder of General Electric company. He developed first pratical light bulb and mass-produced it. Edison inventions also has great impact in industry of today like light, power utilities, sound recording, motion pictures etc.
Edison made many unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When asked “How did it feel to fail so many times?” Edison replied:
” I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”
Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)
American industrialist who make automobiles “car” affordable for middle class. Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded. Never Quit!
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
Famous scientist who invented the Theories of Relativity and E=mc2. Most often a man is considered successful when he gets more out of life than he put in, but Einstein thinks that a man of value is someone who gives more than he receives.
“Try not to be a man of success, but rather a man of value” Albert Einstein
Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
British Prime Minister who led in active opposition against Adolf Hitler in WW2. He is considered the greatest politician of all time.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity of every difficulty.”
Bruce Lee (1940 – 1973)
One of most the influential martial artist of all time. His most famous quote on water that we must be flexible and adaptive.
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”
Ray Kroc (1902 – 1984)
American businessman who bought MacDonald’s corporation in 1961 at age 59 for $2.7m, then franchisees and expanded Macdonalds all over the world today.
“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”
“The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.”
Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)
Co-founder of Apple Computers who change the world today with smart phones and tablets.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”
“you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
Muhammad Ali (1942 – current)
Named the greatest boxer of all times with 3 heavy weight championship. Notably at his peak in 1967 he refused to be drafted as soldier for the Vietnam war and was stripped off his world title and banned 6 years from boxing. He regain his heavyweight title and beat the invincible George Foreman in 1974 in the most memorable match in boxing history.
“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life” Muhammad Ali
Warren Edward Buffett (1930 – current)
Most successful investor in the 20th century. Started investing at the age of 11 and have a net worth of more than USD50 billion but still getting USD100k salary a year living in the same house he bought for 31.5k (~700k today) in 1958. Warren Buffett has pledged to give away 99% of his net worth to charity.
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”
“Its better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yourse and you’ll drift in that direction.”