Business Quotes Illustrations Accomplishment Adversity

AB – AD : Quotes & Illustrations For Powerful Presentations  

Ability • Abundance •  Accomplishment • Action • Adaptability • Advancement • Adversity


Ability Quote & Illustration

It’s not so much what we have, as what we do with that we have, that makes the difference in this world. For example:
  • Longfellow could take a worthless sheet of paper, write a poem on it and make it worthy $6,000. That’s genius!
  • Rockefeller could put his name to a piece of paper and make it worth a million. That’s capital!
  • Uncle Sam can take a silver, stamp an emblem on it, and make it worth a dollar. That’s money!
  • A mechanic can take a metal that is worth only five dollars and make it worth three hundred and fifty dollars. That’s skill!
  • An artist can take a ten dollar piece of canvas, paint a picture on it and make it worth thousands. That’s art!
Ability, Adversity quotes and illustrations for business professionals

Abundant Living Abundance Illustration For Speech Presentation

A university professor tells of being invited to speak at a military base one December and there meeting an unforgettable solider named Ralph. Ralph had been sent to met him at the airport. After they had introduced themselves, they headed toward the baggage claim.
As they walked down the concourse, Ralph kept disappearing. Once to help an older woman whose suitcase had fallen open. One to lift two toddlers up to where they could see Santa Claus, again to give directions to someone who was lost. Each time he came back with a smile on his face.

  • “Where did you learn that?” the professor asked.
  • “What?” Ralph said.
  • “Where did you learn to live like that?”
  • “Oh,” Ralph said, “during the war, I guess.” He then told the professor about his tour in Vietnam, how it was his job to clear the minefields, how he watched his friends blow up before his eyes, one after another.
  • “I learned to live between steps,” he said. “I never knew whether the next one would be my last, so I learned to get everything I could out of the moment between when I picked up my foot and when I put it down again. Every step I took was a whole new world, and I guess I&r`quo;ve been that way ever since.”
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  • The abundance of our lives is not determined by how long we live, but by how well we live.


Acceptance Quotes Abut Encouragement And Acceptance

 “In The Whisper Test, Mary Ann Bird writes:

I grew up knowing I was different, and I hated it. I was born with a cleft palate, and when I started school, my classmates made it clear to me how I looked to others: a little girl with a misshapen lip, crooked nose, lopsided teeth, and garbled speech.

When schoolmates asked, ‘What happened to your lip?’ I’d tell them I’d fallen and cut it on a piece of glass. Somehow it seemed more acceptable to have suffered and accident than to have been born different. I was convinced that no one outside my family could love me.

Annually we had a hearing test…Mrs. Leonard gave the test to everyone in the class, and finally it was my turn. I knew from the past years that as we stood against the door and covered one ear; the teacher sitting at her desk would whisper something and we would have to repeat it back—things like “the sky is blue” or “do you have new shoes?” I waited there for those words that God must have put into her mouth, those seven words that changed my life. Mrs. Leonard said, in her whisper “I wish you were my little girl.”

Accomplishment Illustion Story About Accomplishment

  • Sarasate, the great Spanish Violinist of the last century, was once called a genius by a famous critic. In reply to this, he shook his head and bellowed:
  • “Genius! For thirty-seven years I’ve practiced fifteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius.”


Action Illustration Example For Presentation or Speech

  • There was once a wealthy man who prided himself upon being good and pious. Each day he would lead his family in prayer for all the sick and needy in the world. In particular, he prayed that God might help an aged couple who lived near his estate and who were ill as well as poor.
  • One morning his son asked him whether he ever stopped to visit the unfortunate couple. When he received a reply in the negative, the boy remarked, “Dad, I wish I had your money.”
  • “Why?” the father asked.
  • “Because,” the boy responded,  “then I would answer your prayers.”
  • It is related that a fire broke out in a house. Within, a man was sleeping. Rescuers tried to carry him out through the window, but could not. They tried through the door, but could not.
  • One brilliant fellow said, “Wake him up, he’ll get out by himself!”


Adaptability Story Illustration

  • A reporter once was assigned to interview a famous marksman who was reputedly the most unbelievably accurate sharpshooter the world ever beheld. At the country home of the sharpshooter, the newspaper man found targets hanging from fences, trees, shrubbery, and hedges. Each target had a bullet hole in the center of the bull’s eye.
  • Overcome with amazement and admiration, the reporter asked: “How do you do it? What is the secret of your amazing skill?”
  • “There is really nothing to it,” replied the marksman. “First I shoot the bullet, and then I draw the target around the bullet hole.”

Advancement Quote

  • Life is not built on a level. It is built on an incline, so that when you stop climbing, you are liable to slip, and a slip may result in a slide. So keep on advancing.


Advantage Quote from W. Clement Stone

“To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.”
--W. Clement Stone

Quotes About Adversity And Character Building: Churchill

 “The good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things which belong to adversity are to be admired.”

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
--Winston Churchill

“By the time I’m climbing back up from going down, I’m already thinking about the next play.”
--Joe Namath, Hall of Fame Quarterback


Adversity Story Illustration

  • Three hundred years ago, a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell his sentiment to keep his spirits high during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

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