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Charlotte Safavi, Writer, Journalist, Stylist

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Charlotte Safavi has written for many publications, including The Washington Post, The British Sunday Times Magazine, House Beautiful, Victorian Homes, and Better Homes and Gardens.

She also writes a tea column for Inns magazine and regularly blogs for The Huffington Post. Articles from her blogs have been featured online in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and on National Public Radio.

Born in London and educated at Oxford University, her heritage is Iranian, and she now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and son. For more information, visit www.charlottesafavi.com

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

We never know how high we are
 till we are called to rise;
 And then, if we are true to plan,
 Our statures touch the skies.”

– Emily Dickinson

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”

– L.J. Smith

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

The best reason to start an organization is to create a product or service to make the world a better place.”

– Guy Kawasaki

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

– Robert H. Schuller

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

– Charles R. Swindoll

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.”

– Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc.

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what nurtures creative thinking.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

– Anna Quindlen

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers