Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.

W. Clement Stone

Today, I learnt that one of my favourite quotes is not quite correct.

go confidently

Misquotation: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

The correct quotation is from Thoreau's Walden:

?I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. . . . In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness."

I found this information at:

https://www.walden.org/