Organizing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old organizing quotes, organizing sayings, and organizing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. Dinah Craik
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. St. Francis of Assisi
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. Napoleon Hill
You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are. C.J. Hayden
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. Carl Sandburg
The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts; it gives you what you demand with your actions. Steve Maraboli
Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self. Eleanor Brownn
Joy is not in things; it is in us. Richard Wagner
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world. Dolores Huerta
There is strength in numbers, but organizing those numbers is one of the great challenges. John C. Mather
This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time. Aneurin Bevan
There can be no one best way of organizing a business. Joanne Woodward
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein
The most important things in life aren’t things. Anthony J. D’Angelo
Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter. D.H. Mondfleur
Your children need your presence, more than your presents. Jesse Jackson
One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. John Wanamaker
There’s always room for improvement, you know–it’s the biggest room in the house. Louise Heath Leber
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. Spanish Proverb
Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter. Terri Guillemets
The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘Paralysis.’ Winston Churchill
You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk. Louise Smith
Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. Peter Drucker
Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living. Peter Walsh
Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire. Wendell Berry
The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. Marcus Aurelius
Hierarchies are celestial. In hell all are equal. Nicolas Gomez Davila
Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order, because it is better organized. Terry Pratchett