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“A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the ‘what-ifs’ of life.”
Suze Orman

Mohamed Al-Fayed: owner of Harrods department store, Knightsbridge, London; son, the late film producer Dodi.

"I am just a person who is human, down to earth enjoying life.. whatever god blesses you with. Enjoying life for me is just normal." - Mohamed Al-Fayed


Mary Kay Ash: businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.

"We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared." - Mary Kay Ash


Ken Blanchard: World-Renowned Leadership Expert and Author.

"I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works." - Ken Blanchard


Richard Carlson: Actor, Director, Writer.

"It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure." - Richard Carlson

"Noone knows exactly where thought comes from, but it can be said that thought comes from the same place as whatever it is that beats our heart.. it comes from being alive." - Richard Carlson


Chin-Ning Chu: International American Chinese business consultant.

"A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others." - Chin-Ning Chu


Stephen Covey: Internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author.

"The call and need of a new era is for greatness. It's for fulfillment, passionate execution and significant contribution. - (excerpted from The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness)" - Stephen Covey

"I'm convinced that we can write and live our own scripts more than most people will acknowledge. I also know the price that must be paid. It's a real struggle to do it. It requires visualization and affirmation. It involves living a life of integrity, starting with making and keeping promises, until the whole human personality the senses, the thinking, the feeling, and the intuition are ultimately integrated and harmonized." - Stephen Covey

"We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice." - Stephen Covey

"Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them." - Stephen Covey

"Actually I did not invent the seven habits, they are universal principles and most of what I wrote about is just common sense. I am embarrassed when people talk about the Covey Habits, and dislike the idea of being some sort of guru." - Stephen Covey

"We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals." - Stephen Covey


Clive Jay Davis: Founder of Arista Records; Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a nonperformer.

"This was work (music industry) but it was the awakening to what was to become a life's passion." - Clive Jay Davis


Richard Branson: Virgin Records, Virgin Brand

"Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa — and it's about getting a balance." - Richard Branson


Charles Darwin: Originator of the Theory of Evolution through natural selection.

"A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life." - Charles Darwin


Wayne Dyer: Self-help guru - Author of Your Erroneous Zones and Pulling Your Own Strings

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way." - Wayne Dyer

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." - Wayne Dyer

"You are doomed to make choices. This is life's greatest paradox." - Wayne Dyer


Michael Eisner: Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

"Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience." - Michael Eisner


Ralph Waldo Emerson: American essayist and one of America's most influential thinkers and writers.

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Henry Ford: [Biography; Quotes]

"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability." - Henry Ford


Benjamin Franklin: American printer, journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, public servant, scientist, librarian, diplomat and inventor.

"There never was a good war or a bad peace." - Benjamin Franklin

"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." - Benjamin Franklin

"Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough." - Benjamin Franklin


Bill Gates: [Gates Biography; Gates Quotes]

"Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved." - Bill Gates


Philip Green: Billionaire - Owns British Home Stores (now BHS), the U.K.'s fifth-largest retail chain and the country's second-largest clothing retailer, Arcadia Group Ltd.

"It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family." - Philip Green


Alan Greenspan: KBE, PhD - American economist and former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve of the United States.

"I do not deny that many appear to have succeeded in a material way by cutting corners and by manipulating associates, both in their professional and in their personal lives. But material success is possible in this world and far more satisfying when it comes without exploiting others." - Alan Greenspan

"It is decidedly not true that 'nice guys finish last,' as that highly original American baseball philosopher, Leo Durocher, was alleged to have said." - Alan Greenspan


Samuel Johnson: one of England's greatest literary figures: a critic, poet, essayist, biographer and lexicographer

"Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life." - Samuel Johnson


Ingvar Kamprad: founded IKEA, the home furnishing retail chain, in 1943

"You can do so much in 10 minutes' time .Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good... Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity." - Ingvar Kamprad


Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Russian businessman

"Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next generation has to create it anew." - Mikhail Khodorkovsky


Philip Knight: Founder and former CEO of Nike, Inc

"There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success." - Philip Knight


Suze Orman: Well-known financial advisor. Books include The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life, The Road to Wealth, The Courage to Be Rich, The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, and The Money Book for the Young Fabulous and Broke. She won an Emmy award for her work as host on The Suze Orman Show.

"Self-worth equals net worth." - Suze Orman

"People first, then money, then things." - Suze Orman

"A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the ‘what-ifs’ of life." - Suze Orman

"In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential.. it's no different in the financial realm." - Suze Orman


Rene Rivkin: (6 June 1944 - 1 May 2005) was an Australian entrepreneur and stockbroker.

"I love the market, it is my work, my play and my life." - Rene Rivkin

"I think one can achieve a very pleasant lifestyle by treating human beings, fellow human beings, very well." - Rene Rivkin


Anthony Robbins: American motivational speaker and writer.

"How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?" - Anthony Robbins


Charles R. Schwab: Founder and CEO of the Charles Schwab Corporation

"The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life." - Charles R. Schwab


Martha Stewart: [Biography; Quotes]

"I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing." - Martha Stewart


Donald J. Trump: [Trump Biography; Trump Quotes]

"Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken." - Donald Trump


Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III: American media mogul and philanthropist. Best known for co-founding CNN, Turner Classic Movies, and Cartoon Network.

"All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it" - Ted Turner

"I don't care what people say about me, I'm too busy making history." - Ted Turner

"I know what I'm having 'em put on my tombstone: 'I have nothing more to say'." - Ted Turner

"Just because your ratings are bigger doesn't mean you're better." - Ted Turner

"The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much. There's really five companies that control 90 percent of what we read, see and hear. It's not healthy." - Ted Turner


Oprah Winfrey: Very successful TV Talk Show Hostess The Oprah Winfrey Show; movies; entrepreneur

"I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life." - Oprah Winfrey

"I didn't want to say 'No' because I didn't want people to think I'm not nice. And that, to me, has been the greatest lesson of my life: to recognize that I am solely responsible for it, and not trying to please other people, and not living my life to please other people, but doing what my heart says all the time." - Oprah Winfrey

"It's much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That's the truth." - Oprah Winfrey


Zig Ziglar: Pre-eminent American Self Help Author and Religious speaker; Mixing religion with self help to create classic motivational books like "See you at the Top" [Biography; Quotes; Articles].

"I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles." - Zig Ziglar

"Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale." - Zig Ziglar

"You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar


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