25 Quotes to inspire event planners


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25 Quotes to Inspire Event Planners

If you’ve ever hit that moment sometimes a small lift up can send you back in the right direction. Sometimes the well-conceived words of history’s very best innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders can be just the inspiration you need. 

Whether you’re dreaming up innovative events, nose to the grindstone in preparations, or trying to calm your nerves when it all goes a bit wrong: we’ve collected 25 quotes specifically for event organizers.

Take inspiration from some of history’s greatest minds: from Henry Ford and Maya Angelou, to Charles Darwin and Leonardo Da Vinci (we’ve even thrown in some Steve Jobs and Confucius to make sure the list is well rounded). The quotes will inspire you.

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  1. 1 .“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” 
    -Leonard Bernstein
  3. 2. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” 
    -Paul J. Meyer
  5. 3. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” 
    -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  7. 4."Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” 
    -Hazrat Inavat Khan
  9. 5. “There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” 
    -Douglas H. Everett
  11. 6. “Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” 
    -Henry Ford
  13. 7. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” 
    -Benjamin Franklin
  15. 8. “My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.”  
  16. -Ajaero Tony Martins
  18. 9. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” 
    -Mario Andretti
  20. 10. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” 
    -Elbert Hubbard
  22. 11. “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.” 
    -Dean Smith
  24. 12. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” 
    -Vince Lombardi
  26. 13. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” 
    -James Dean
  28. 14. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” 
    -Henry Ford
  30. 15. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” 
    -Steve Jobs
  32. 16. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” 
    -Jamie Paolinetti
  34. 17. “Nothing will work unless you do.” 
    -Maya Angelou
  36. 18. "Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” 
    -Booker T. Washington
  38. 19. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” 
    -Leonardo Da Vinci
  40. 20. “Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” 
    -Walt Disney
  42. 21. “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” 
    -Albert Einstein
  44. 22. “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” 
    -William James
  46. 23. “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” 
  48. 24. “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” 
  49. -Peter Drucker
  51. 25. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” 
    -Charles Darwin

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