Earl G. Graves, Sr. quotes

  • Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it.
    -- Earl G. Graves, Sr.

    #Dream #Realizing #Strive

  • What makes networking work is that it sets up win-win situations in which all parties involved get to take something home. Networking is a sharing process. Until you understand that, you won't have much of a network.
    -- Earl G. Graves, Sr.

    #Party #Home #Winning

  • Sell to their needs-not from yours.
    -- Earl G. Graves, Sr.

    #Growth #Needs #Business Growth

  • To have a successful career, you have to approach it as an entrepreneur, even if you are working for someone else. Your career is your own private business. You have to market yourself and your abilities and knowledge just as you would a product or service.
    -- Earl G. Graves, Sr.

    #Leadership #Successful #Careers

  • I have no patience with people who want to tell me what's wrong. I only want to hear from the person who first tells me the solution and then fills me in on the problem. I don't want to hear that your basement is flooded. I want to hear that you've found the number to the cleanup company. Then tell me why you're calling them.
    -- Earl G. Graves, Sr.

    #Leadership #Numbers #People

  • No library of American business achievement is complete without the story of Arthur G. Gaston. . . . Black Titan is a long overdue contribution to the recording of not just black history, but American history.
    -- Earl G. Graves, Sr.

    #Long #Achievement #Black History

  • All play aspires to the condition of paradise...through play in all its forms...we hope to achieve a state that our larger Greco-Roman, Judeo- Christian culture has always known was lost. Where it exists, we do not know, although we always have envisioned it as a garden...always as removed, as an enclosed green place...Paradise is an ancient dream...It is a dream of ourselves as better than we are, back to what we were.

  • Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream. Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo.

  • Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.

  • Hearts don’t realize they’ve been lied to. They still love anyway.

  • It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole.

  • We are all farsighted, we give importance to those things that are far from us, while neglecting the things that are close to us... only to realize their value later when they are out-of-reach again...

  • To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.

  • Space is certainly something more complicated than the average person would probably realize. Space is not just an empty background in which things happen.

  • I'm constantly striving to break through to something new. You try to maintain a neutral approach to your work, and not be too hard on yourself.

  • After 40 (old age for most of man's history), one should strive to be more or less packed and ready to go were the end call to come.