When we first launched Eagle Direct in 2007, (part of the Eagle Group) we compiled a collection of quotes that we liked and sent them to customers, suppliers and friends. The response was amazing – everybody likes quotes! We called that book, “Do or do not, there is no try.”
Two years later we launched Medical House Ltd, revised the quote book with a few new ones and gave the quote book away as we met our new customers. Again the response was amazing, and we would get calls from customers, and their customers and all sorts of people asking for another copy… until we ran out! A rebrand in 2015 seen an another revised book with a brand new Eagle logo.
The wise, funny, sad, impertinent, knowing words of others seem to resonate with us as we often nod our heads in agreement with what has been said. The wise men and women have managed to put into a sentence what we understand to be true.
Many of the quotes in our books have been chosen because they align with our ten Core Values. These are listed at the end of the book and encapsulate what we are all about. This is the way we run our company and our daily interactions with each other, our suppliers and our customers. Business for us is not a way to make money or fill in the days, but rather to offer the opportunity to create change in ourselves and the world in which we operate.
We hope you enjoy reading these quotes as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you! Please pass on to others the wisdom of the quotes that touch you and the joy of those that make you laugh!
Do or do not, there is no try
For many years quotes have been an important part of our lives. The collective wisdom, humour and thoughts of the ages reminding us of the magnificent exploits of some, the incite of others, and the wit of many...Download this book
Nobody trips over mountains
The wise, funny, sad, impertinent, knowing words of others seem to resonate with us as we often nod our heads in agreement with what has been said. The wise men and women have managed to put into a sentence what we understand to be true...Download this book
I may not agree with what you say
“I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Whether Voltaire actually said these words that form the title of our latest World Famous in New Zealand Quote Book is a matter of some conjecture, but they are often seen as a description of the democratic process...Download this book
Another year of quotes has been carefully assembled by the team and packaged with care for you to enjoy and use to impress your friends! In a year that has seen the power of people overthrow dictatorships in many cases through the power of words spread by social media...Download this book
The meaning of life
Several years ago now we gathered our seemingly endless store of quotes and packaged them into a small booklet, just like this one and sent them to our friends, customers and soon to be both, we hoped! We received an incredible response from all sorts of people...Download this book
B The Change
Many years ago when we sat down to talk about the Core Values of our company (printed at the back of this book), we attributed quotes to each value that we felt matched our thoughts. At the end of the ten Core Values there was one of our favourite quotes to sum it all up...Download this book
Each year of our history, Medical House has produced a book of quotes like this one you have in your hand. We have enjoyed collecting the wise and the witty from all around and condensing it into this volume for all to enjoy. Then at some stage...Download this book
Then Begins a Journey
Eagle was born in late 2006, our first orders were dispatched in early 2007. Since those first crazy days when we wondered everyday what we were doing, we have grown not only in size and structure, but also in confidence. We have the confidence to be proud of wanting to be a business that has a vision of a shared prosperity for all. We also have...
I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I only know what I can do.
As I write this, it’s November 2016. We could be forgiven at the moment for thinking the sky is about to fall, Brexit, USA elections, demonstrations, refugees, wars, and on it goes; the media giants are like the proverbial pigs in sh*t. They can’t believe their luck as they parade misery after a disaster...
Live Long & Prosper
It seems fitting that in this, our 10th edition of the World Famous Eagle Quote Book that we use this quote, which also doubles as our company’s tenth Core Value.
This is Water
There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?”
Nullius in verba
Nullius in verba is the motto of the Royal Society and literally means, “take nobody’s word for it.” Wikipedia describes it as a determination to withstand the domination of authority and to verify all statements as facts. In simple terms - check and verify before you believe something as fact.
Times Like These
In 1992 Queen Elizabeth II declared that year as an ‘annus horribilis,’ a Latin phrase basically meaning, horrible year. In true understatement, she described the year as, “not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure.” It is almost inevitable that human nature being what it is, imperfect, we will have years like 2020. Human greed, stupidity, arrogance, or...