Lao Tzu (also known as Laozi “old master”) was a Chinese philosopher with an extraordinary mind. Tzu was a distinguished writer and author of the Tao Te Ching, the basis for many Chinese philosophers. Our 20 quotes from this legendary figure will no doubt give you a different outlook on life. Take a moment from your busy day and use these wise words to put a positive spin on your vision.
Quotes To Inspire Your Business From A Tech Expert
Who doesn’t know Bill Gates? You know, the co-creator of Microsoft and the richest man on earth! As a business man he was criticized for being distant and sometimes downright rude to his colleagues. However, his knowledge in tech and forward vision skyrocketed him to success early in life. Since January 2000, Gates has stepped down as CEO of Microsoft and now devotes most of his time to his charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Here are 13 quotes from the now author, investor and philanthropist to inspire your life and business:
George Washington, known as the “father of his country,” was the first elected president of the United States Of America. Washington was of strong character and deeply respected by others for his leadership skills. For more than 200 years his legacy lives on and here are some of our favourite quotes to inspire success by George himself:
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Often known as ‘Seneca the Younger’, Lucius was a Roman philosopher and statesman. During his lifetime he was a spirited essayist and an advisor to Roman emperor Nero. Although his life was controversial and his death a popular subject for historians and artists alike, he left us with some great knowledge. Here are 15 inspirational quotes from Lucius Annaeus Seneca:
Sir John A. Macdonald (1867 – 1873)
Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada’s first Prime Minister. A leader who’s political career spanned most of his lifetime. Serving 19 years as Prime Minister he achieved great accomplishments such as formulating a strong national government and building the Canadian Pacific Railway. Macdonald was a charming and clever character who lead his country with a sense of community. Here are 12 intelligent quotes we enjoy from Sir John A. Macdonald.
“Politics is a game requiring great coolness and an utter abnegation of prejudice and personal feeling.”
“There were, unfortunately, no great principles on which parties were divided – politics became a mere struggle for office.”
“Anybody may support me when I am right. What I want is someone that will support me when I am wrong.”
“There may be obstructions, local differences may intervene, but it matters not — the wheel is now revolving, and we are only the fly on the wheel, we cannot delay it. The union of the colonies of British America under one sovereign is a fixed fact.”
“I don’t care for office for the sake of money, but for the sake of power, and for the sake of carrying out my own views of what is best for the country.”
“When fortune empties her chamber pot on your head, smile and say, ‘We are going to have a summer shower.’”
“If you would know the depth of meanness of human nature, you have got to be a Prime Minister running a general election.”
Macdonald was well known for his wit and also for his love of drink. He is known to have been drunk for many of his debates in Parliament. Here is a story from an election debate in which Macdonald was so drunk he began vomiting while on stage. [His opponent quickly pointed this out.] The opposing candidate said: “Is this the man you want running your country? A drunk!” Collecting himself, Macdonald replied “I get sick … not because of drink [but because] I am forced to listen to the ranting of my honourable opponent.”
“My sins of omission and commission I do not deny; but I trust that it may be said of me in the ultimate issue, ‘Much is forgiven because he loved much,’ for I have loved my country with a passionate love.”
“If I had influence over the minds of the people of Canada, any power over their intellect, I would leave them this legacy: ‘Whatever you do, adhere to the Union. We are a great country, and shall become one of the greatest in the universe if we preserve it; we shall sink into insignificance and adversity if we suffer it to be broken.’”
“Let us be English or let us be French… but above all let us be Canadians.”
“A public man should have no resentments.”
“Elections are a lot like horse races, in that you know a lot more about them the next day.”
A founding father of America, you’d be hard-pressed to find something amazing that Benjamin Franklin didn’t do in his lifetime. Here’s 15 of his extraordinary quotes to live by:
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to product happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”
“With continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
“Well done is better than well said.”
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”
“The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
A small peek into Franklins mind, here are 13 virtues of character he followed, listed from his autobiography:
- Temperance Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
- Silence Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
- Order Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
- Resolution Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
- Frugality Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
- Industry Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
- Sincerity Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
- Justice Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
- Moderation Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
- Cleanliness Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.
- Tranquility Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
- Chastity Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
- Humility Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
Set Goals Constantly:
If your mind is in a million places all the time goal setting is key. Making notes of key items and goals to achieve whether it’s today or in 6 months gives you a clear path to your vision. Practice writing a few goals for each day, it’s good practice and feels awesome to cross the items off.
Digital marketing trends are tricky.
They usually move too fast to ever be pinned down and once you learn the “latest” strategy, it soon becomes obsolete. (We know, it’s a rather crappy roller coaster).
So we decided instead of learning the latest marketing strategies when they hit the mainstream, it was a better idea to get prepared ahead of time and take a look at what’s rumored to be taking over the scene in the coming months.
Do you use social media?
No matter which industry you’re in, the answer to that question should be a resounding “YES!”.
Because social media is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to reach your audience in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of money spent.
Don’t believe me? Think about it for a second.
So to help you better manage your social media profiles and get the word out to these millions of potential customers, we’ve rounded up the best Social Media Blogs to give you a head start on all your competition.
So you want to market your business online?
Good, you should. There’s no better place for getting noticed by millions of people on a daily basis – but, you have to do it right.
As a small startup company, we found (still find) ourselves endlessly searching for resources to help get our online presence to the next level and we wanted to share what we learned with you!
You probably already know that online marketing can encompass a huge range of different topics from social media marketing to SEO to landing pages and everything in between. We broke our list of best marketing blogs down into 5 categories so you know exactly what you’re getting at each site.
So what are you waiting for? Dive in!