Monday, March 08, 2010

Best Entrepreneurship Quotes, Week 5

No one is in greater need of discipline than an entrepreneur. The discipline to continually do the right things; and the discipline to stop doing the wrong things. Only will can help you.

"Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it."
Horace Mann
, 1796 – 1859

What habits should you start breaking now?

Horace Mann was a Massachusetts politician and lifelong education reformer. As a child he paid his own way through school by braiding straw, never attending more than six weeks a year; yet he was named class valedictorian upon graduation from Brown University. In 1837, as secretary of the first Board of Education in the United States, he became a forceful champion for public schooling, non-sectarian education, and professional teachers.

As president of Ohio's Antioch College, he urged the graduating class of 1859 to "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." That message has been repeated to every graduating class since.

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