Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One of My All-Time Favorite Quotes

I'm certainly not trying to say anything political by putting this up, but I've always liked this quote from Nixon in his farewell address. I'm also not defending Nixon or his presidency, but these lines that follow are truly great and his delivery was perfect when he gave this speech. They certainly ring true for all of us working in a sales capacity who are on the road to success. Enjoy.....

"It is only a beginning, always. The young must know it; the old must know it. It must always sustain us, because the greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes and you are really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes, because only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.....Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself."

-Richard Nixon, 1974

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