Horse Sense. Street Smarts.

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About the artist...
When reviewing choices for visual elements to compliment this book, one of the author's paintings, by world-renowned artist Tim Cox, stood out as an excellent representation of American business.

Successful business requires many of the skills epitomized by the experienced, salt-of-the-earth cowboy depicted in Tim's Rumbling Thunder: providing direction, encouragement, and control to move a herd of strong-willed individuals toward a common goal is the essence of business leadership. That is why this painting was chosen for the front cover and other paintings by this talented artist placed to highlight each chapter.

Don W. Hodges at one of his many speaking engagements.
Rumbling Thunder by Tim Cox.

"Live your life with no secrets." 
  -Trammell Crow

"It's how you bounce back from the lowest point that makes you who you are." 
  -Karen Cremmins Herrera 

"I dropped my habits of immediately contradicting other people and pushing hard for my opinions. Rather, 1 stopped arguing my side and started asking questions instead." 
  -Ben Franklin 

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"  
  -Satchell Paige 

Discover the lifelong accumulation of Don W. Hodges' favorite quotes. These are reflections of his beliefs, his positive outlook, and bits of wisdom.  Chapters hold meaningful quotes woven around the subjects of...attitude, realism, business, faith, humor, money, the Stock Market, work ethic, success and perseverance. Truly an inspiration.

Examples of the outstanding quotes you'll find inside the book:

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"It's all about doing the work. It's a dream until you write it down, and then it's a goal." 
 -Emmitt Smith 

"True wealth is really measured in lives you touch, not dollars you have." 
  -Dan Duncan 

"Tell it like it is, and if you tell it like it is, you don't get egg on your face." 
  -Charles E. Grassley 

"When all the world is surfaced over with concrete, one day a blade of grass will spring up." 
  -Ilya Ehrenburg 

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." 
-Lance Armstrong

“Intelligent investors act out of patience and courage, not panic.”
-Jason Zweig

“I made it on my own, having the good luck to be born in America, where starting with nothing doesn’t mean you have to end up that way.”
-Boone Pickens

“The man who can drive himself farther once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.”
-Roger Bannister

“We all have an Everest, and you have to do what it takes to get to the top.”
-Andrea Cardona

“In some ways you don’t become a winner until you fail.”
-Mark Sanford

“When you get into a tight place…till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
-Harriet Beecher Stowe

​About the Author...

Don W. Hodges started in the investment business in 1960 and founded Hodges 
Capital in 1989. As a successful businessman and strong family steward, Don was a leader in the Texas community for years. Frequently quoted on Wall Street and in the national news.Don is with the angels now and his co-founder Craig Hodges is in charge of the successful business.

A Note From the Author's Family:
The lifelong accumulation of Dad’s favorite quotes is listed in his book. They are reflections of his beliefs, his positive inspirational outlook, and bits of wisdom. We hope every reader will reflect and enjoy Horse Sense, Street Smarts: a common sense 
collection of quotes about business and life, by Don Hodges, our loving father. 
With admiration and love-
​Camille,Craig and Clark Hodges