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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

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.”

– Aristotle

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.”

– Marilyn vos Savant

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

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

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

“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.

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

I don’t do very well without fear. There needs to be a part of me saying, ‘That’s going to fail,’ so I can prove myself wrong.”

– Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

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

He who wants to tear down a house must be prepared to rebuild it.”

– African Proverb

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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

– Guy Kawasaki

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

– Robert H. Schuller

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

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

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

– Marcel Proust

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

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

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

– T.S. Eliot

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

– Annie Dillard

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

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"

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

The dove descending breaks the air / With flame of inkandescent terror.”

– T.S. Eliott

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

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

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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

– Charles Dickens

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’ve got to be willing to crash and burn. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.”

– Steve Jobs