Resourcefulness Quotes

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Mary Kay Ash
“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.”
Mary Kay Ash

“you don't have to worry about burning bridges, if you're building your own”
Kerry E. Wagner

Ralph Moody
“There are only two kinds of men in this world: Honest men and dishonest men. ...Any man who says the world owes him a living is dishonest. The same God that made you and me made this earth. And He planned it so that it would yield every single thing that the people on it need. But He was careful to plan it so that it would only yield up its wealth in exchange for the labor of man. Any man who tries to share in that wealth without contributing the work of his brain or his hands is dishonest.”
Ralph Moody

Stephen E. Ambrose
“When Hitler declared war on the United States, he was betting that German soldiers, raised up in the Hitler Youth, would always out fight American soldiers, brought up in the Boy Scouts. He lost that bet. The Boy Scouts had been taught how to figure their way out of their own problems.”
Stephen Ambrose

Steve Goodier
“When I’ve lost my way or when I am confused about a path to take, I remember that most answers I need I already possess – deep inside. I am naturally creative, resourceful and whole. If I consult my invisible compass, I’ll know what to do.”
Steve Goodier

Dorothy L. Sayers
“Experience has taught me," said Peter (...) "that no situation finds Bunter unprepared. That he should have procured The Times this morning by the simple expedient of asking the milkman to request the postmistress to telephone to Broxford and have it handed to the 'bus-conductor to be dropped at the post-office and brought up by the little girl who delivers the telegrams is a trifling example of his resourceful energy.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Busman's Honeymoon

Art Rios
“If God blesses you with resources, be a blessing to others. Being generous is a soulful pleasure.”
Art Rios, Let's Talk: ...About Making Your Life Exciting, Easier, And Exceptional

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Just because a door appears closed it does not mean that it is locked - nor that it will not open with the right heart, call or touch”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

William Kamkwamba
“I didn't have a drill, so I had to make my own. First I heated a long nail in the fire, then drove it through a half a maize cob, creating a handle. I placed the nail back on the coals until it became red hot, then used it to bore holes into both sets of plastic blades.”
William Kamkwamba, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

Angelica Hopes
“Hearts who struggled worst never gives up on possibilities when finding solutions reaching out for others' loss & despair.”
Angelica Hopes

“The ability to extract maximum value from resources while creating minimum waste is a profitable skill to have.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

Jordan MacLean
“Draw a cart with horses, or push it down a hill...Both move the cart, aye?” -- Daerwin of Brannagh”
Jordan MacLean, Sword of Hemlock

Henna Inam
“Positive energy is unleashed when leaders give themselves permission to connect and express themselves from the core of who they are. When leaders practice authenticity, creativity, engagement, confidence, and a sense of inner resourcefulness emerge.”
Henna Inam, Wired for Authenticity: Seven Practices to Inspire, Adapt, & Lead

Isabel Allende
“I was alone, without a single cent, in an unknown country. If I'd learned anything from last year's ill-fated adventures, though, it was not to get overwhelmed by minor inconveniences.”
Isabel Allende, Maya's Notebook

G.M. Ford
“Where’s Nadine?” “She went out for a walk the other day and didn’t come back.” “Really.” I tried to sound surprised. “No sweat,” he said. “Pussy may well be the only true renewable resource, Leo. I’ve got another one lined up for when I get back.” I had to admire a man with that kind of insight and planning.”
G.M. Ford, Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca?

William Kamkwamba
“If we were going to determine what was broken in the radios, we needed a power source. With no electricity, this meant batteries. [...] we'd walk to the trading center and look for used cells that had been tossed in the waste bins. [...]

First we'd test the battery to see if any juice was left in it. We'd attach two wires to the positive and negative ends and connect them to a torch bulb. The brighter the bulb, the stronger the battery. Next we'd flatten the Shake Shake carton and roll it into a tube, then stack the batteries inside, making sure the positives and negatives faced in the same direction. Then we'd run wires from each end of the stack to the positive and negative heads inside the radio, where the batteries normally go. Together, this stack of dead batteries usually contained enough juice to power a radio.”
William Kamkwamba, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

Neal Stephenson
“[Enoch Root] hadn't really known what to expect of America. But people here seem to do things—hangings included—with a blunt, blank efficiency that's admirable and disappointing at the same time. Like jumping fish, they go about difficult matters with bloodless ease. As if they were all born knowing things that other people must absorb, along with faery-tales and superstitions, from their families and villages. Maybe it is because most of them came over on ships.
(Boston Common, October 12, 1713, 10:33:52 a.m.)”
Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver

“We call you uneducated when you have 50-5000 friends on Facebook and you are still broke”
Mac Duke The Strategist

Monjyoti Bhattacharyya
“We may not be able to control the events, but we can always control our response to them. We need to ensure that our perspective is an empowering and resourceful one”
Monjyoti Bhattacharyya, A Relentless Pursuit of the Truth - A philosophical guide to living a life of fulfillment and meaning

“Pride does not only come with great responsibility. It is buy one get one free. Great responsibility will require great resourcefulness.”
Janna Cachola

“Don't ask for prices to fall, ask for you value to increase”
Mac Duke The Strategist

Saidi Mdala
“Today, with a cellphone, Internet connectivity and a name, you can know anything about anyone who ever did anything you are interested in.”
Saidi Mdala, Know What Matters

“Embrace the empowering belief that you can always find a way. Resourceful people know that even though a solution may not be immediately obvious, it probably exists.”
Anthony Iannarino, The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need

Carsten Jensen
“Being Danish, all you have is your supple grip and your light touch. There are plenty of places in the world where the guest who extends a weaponless hand is the most welcome. A man from a small and weak country is as good as stateless. Just wave your Danish flag. They won't see a white cross against a red background as a crusading banner; they'll just see it as a white cloth. So wrap yourself in its innocence, lao-yeh.”
Carsten Jensen, We, the Drowned

“The musher’s motto has always been Drive the dogs you have, not the dogs someone else has.”
John Balzar, Yukon Alone: The World's Toughest Adventure Race

“Raising my kids, it seemed about all I had to remember was to encourage resourcefulness, be nice, and don’t reward bullshit.”
Tom Harpole, Regarding Willingness

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels
“Don’t dismiss any of the thoughts or ideas that come. Your gut is your compass. Others would call this 'instrument' heart or intuition. Whatever it is for you, listen to it. Anything it points to is a resource.”
Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Gameful Writing: Seven People, Seven Stories, Seven Lessons Learned

Hendrith  Smith
“If you complain about the money or resources you lack, then you will lack more of it. However, if you are grateful for the money and resources you do have, however small or large it may be, you will gain more of it.”
Hendrith Smith, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

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