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"God governs in the affairs of men." Benjamin Franklin

...and a star to steer her by

Business Coaching, much more than just consulting

Fine Focus is: Others have said...

"You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself." - Sam Levenson (1911 - 1980)

"Others Have Said on Experience..."

  • "Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." - Albert Schweitzer

  • "Just be patient, I'm a work in progress." - Alan Jackson

  • "At this stage in my career, I realise that I've learned a whole lot more from when I was wrong than from those times when I was right." - Doug Sharp, Superyacht Designer

  • "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." - Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

  • "It doesn't do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations if you happen to live near one" - J. R. R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit"

  • "A little experience often upsets a lot of theory." - S P Cadman

  • "The only source of knowledge is experience." - Einstein

  • "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." - Oscar Wilde

  • "Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley

  • "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing." - Theodore Roosevelt

  • "Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones." - Theodore Roosevelt

  • "When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it." - Theodore Roosevelt

  • "The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." - Theodore Roosevelt

  • "People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives." -
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • "The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything." - Theodore Roosevelt

  • "The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." - Theodore Roosevelt

  • "Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." - Theodore Roosevelt

  • "Surround yourself with people smarter than you." - Chris Albrecht CEO, Home Box Office

  • "Never write when you can talk. Never talk when you can nod. And never put anything in an e-mail." - Eliot Spitzer, New York State Attorney General

  • "Make deals with people, not paper." - Penn Jillette Magician, author, and producer

  • "The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now." - Bill Cosby

  • "Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley

  • "When I was a boy, the Dead Sea was only sick." - George Burns

  • "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." - Churchill 

  • "To know the laws that govern the winds, and to know that you know them, will give you an easy mind on your voyage around the world; otherwise you may tremble at the appearance of every cloud." - Joshua Slocum

  • "It takes the right mixture of common horse sense and stupidity to make a good commander." - Gen George S Patton

  • "I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said, "I don't know." - Mark Twain

  • "Where you have been determines where you are." - anon

  • "To change and to change for the better are two different things." - German Proverb

  • "Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands." - Clint Eastwood

  • "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Churchill

  • "A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience." - Elbert Hubbard

  • "By perseverance the snail reached the ark." - Charles Spurgeon

  • "We must have a superiority complex. Always attack. Never surrender." - Gen George S Patton

  • "I have not yet begun to fight!" - John Paul Jones

  • "You are not beaten until you admit it. Hence don't." - Gen George S Patton

  • "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." Einstein

  • "When the solution is simple, God is answering." - Einstein

  • "When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say." - Lincoln

  • "Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument." - Robert Half

  • "If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock." - A J Goldberg

  • "Never get in a pissing contest with a stud horse."

  • "There are three types of men in the world. One type learns from books, another learns from observation but there's always one that just has to piss on the electric fence for himself." - Finlo MacVean

  • "Here lies the body of Michael O'Day;
    He died maintaining HIS right of way;
    He was dead right;
    But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong."

  • "I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a"learning experience."Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a"learning experience."It makes me feel less stupid." - P. J. O'Rourke

  • "Men who do things without being told draw the most wages." - Rodney Dangerfield

  • "Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so." - Robert Frost


"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life
that no man can sincerely try to help another without also helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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