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Monday, June 16, 2014

Leadership Quotations

Leadership Quotations

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
(also attributed to Emerson and others)

 Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. - Chinese Proverb

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

There go the people.
I must follow them for I am their leader.
Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur

Men are governed only by serving them; the rule is without exception.
V. Cousin

The real leader has no need to lead--
he is content to point the way.
Henry Miller

Be known for pleasing others, espcecially if you govern them...Ruling others has one advantage: you can do more good than anyone else.
Baltasar Gracián

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Noah Porter

There is always room for a man of force and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers and the best heads among them take the best places.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader.
George S. Patton

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair

The people follow the example of those above them.
Chinese Proverb

He who has never learned to obey
cannot be a good commander.
Aristotle

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
(from Christian Leadership World)

Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Publilius Syrus

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George Patton
(from Big Dog's Quotes)

Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Proverbs 29:18

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Horace

In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry W. Longfellow

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Woodrow Wilson

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Publilius Syrus

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Jackson

A bold onset is half the battle.
Giuseppe Garibaldi

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Cornelius Nepos

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
James Thomas

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Edmund Spenser

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Solon

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Napoleon Bonaparte

No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Ovid

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Seneca

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Abraham Lincoln

What you cannot enforce /
Do not command.
Sophocles

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Philip Armour

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Friedrich Nietzsche


It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)
Latin Proverb

Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Thomas Carlyle

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
Polybius

Happiness Quotes

Happiness Quotes

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

woman on a couch with flowers at her feet
          In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. - Albert Schweitzer

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Democritus

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.
Marcus Aurelius

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen

Happiness is not a goal, but a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. - Margaret Lee Runbeck

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David D. Burns, M.D., Intimate Connections

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimal of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.
Baron Alexander von Humboldt

The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.
Euripides

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford

Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.
John M. Good

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

A light heart lives long.
William Shakespeare

We deem those happy who, from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them.
Juvenal

Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realising that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
from How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Epictetus

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus

I do not like the idea of happiness—it is too momentary. I would say that I was always busy and interested in something—interest has more meaning than happiness.
Georgia O'Keefe

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing

The greater part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances.
Martha Washington

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.
Baron Alexander von Humboldt

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
Lin Yutang

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
Douglas Jerrold

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Albert Camus

The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.
Paul Scherer

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Thomas Fuller

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana

No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Publilius Syrus

Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; happiness; but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton

Success Quotations

Success
Quotations


Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Euripides

They can because they think they can.
Virgil

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
Theodore T. Hunger

We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory.
Cicero

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
Elbert Hubbard

There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

Success is the child of audacity.
Benjamin Disraeli

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang

Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
Aristotle Onassis

The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance.
Owen Feltham

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
Vince Lombardi


Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Jeremy Collier

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.
Josh Billings

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
Evan Esar
He is great enough who is his own master.
Bishop Hail

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Jospeph Addison

Impatience never commanded success.
Edwin H. Chapin

Careful thinking and hard work will solve nearly all your problems. Try and see for yourself.
Ullery

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.
Henry W. Longfellow

The man who makes a success of an important venture never wails for the crowd. He strikes out for himself. It takes nerve, it takes a great lot of grit; but the man that succeeds has both. Anyone can fail. The public admires the man who has enough confidence in himself to take a chance. These chances are the main things after all. The man who tries to succeed must expect to be criticized. Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubted the possibility. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can't be done.
C. V. White

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.
W.C. Fields

    Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

Saturday, April 7, 2012

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES : LEADERSHIP

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES : LEADERSHIP
"I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?" Benjamin Disraeli

"He that cannot obey, cannot command." Benjamin Franklin

A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers. Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight Eisenhower


  • The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Kenneth Blanchard
  • There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job. Peter F. Drucker
  • A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. Arnold H. Glasgow
  • Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter F. Drucker
  • "It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself." Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders. Tom Peters
  • "The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own." Benjamin Disraeli
  • "You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership." Dwight Eisenhower
  • "A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better." Jim Rohn
  • "Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish." Sam Walton
  • "Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep." Kenneth Blanchard
  • "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." William Arthur Ward
  • "The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say "I". And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say "I". They don't think "I". They think "we"; they think "team". They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but "we" gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done." Peter F. Drucker
  • "In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people... they no longer can lead solely based on positional power." Kenneth Blanchard
  • "I always remember the axiom: a leader...is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind." Nelson Mandela

Monday, April 2, 2012

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES : INTEGRITY

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES : INTEGRITY

  • One does evil enough when one does nothing good. German Proverb
  • To have integrity is also to have character which is also the easiest way to run into conflict with those without either. Byron Pulsifer
  • Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. Mark Twain
  • Integrity can be difficult to maintain in a world that demands you change with the wind. Byron Pulsifer
  • Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do. Don Galer
  • Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare
  • To have integrity means that you don't agree with everyone you meet, nor do you succumb to pressure to be something that is in direct conflict with your core ethics. Byron Pulsifer
  • Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. Buddha
  • Character is higher than intellect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. Indira Gandhi
  • But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus
  • There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley
  • We must not allow ourselves to become like the system we oppose. Bishop Desmond Tutu
  • I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream - a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Samuel Johnson
  • We need to stress that personal integrity is as important as executive skill in businers dealings.. Russell E. Palmer
  • No matter the time of day, no matter who is watching and no matter the situation, personal integrity doesn't take a holiday. Byron Pulsifer
  • Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. David Star Jordan
  • Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. J.C. Watts
  • You cannot always do the right thing but you can always do whatever you do with integrity. Byron Pulsifer
  • Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right. Isaac Asimov
  • Integrity is conforming reality to our words - in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations. Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES : HOPE

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES : HOPE
"Hope isn't about wishing for things to happen; hope happens when there is a will and freedom of choice to act without prejudice."
Byron Pulsifer

"We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."
Barck Obama

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."
Christopher Reeve

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
Dale Carnegie

"To give hope to someone occurs when you teach them how to use the tools to do it for themselves."
Byron Pulsifer

"All the great spiritual leaders in history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like. Let's live with hope."
Henri J. Nouwen

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death.
Robert Fulghum

Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself. You gradually struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationship that saves everything.
Thomas Merton

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.
Louisa May Alcott

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite a virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
Titus Maccius Plautus

In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.
Edgar Howe

Hope itself is a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain.
Samuel Johnson

Hoping just doesn't get it done; taking positive and consistent action over time does.
Byron Pulsifer

The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Marian Zimmer Bradley

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
George Iles

When a person has true hope it means that they have taken a wish and turned it into a goal. And, from that goal, detailed action is taken that turns hope to reality.
Byron Pulsifer

Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
Samuel Johnson

We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger.
Sloan, Tina. Changing Shoes. Gotham Books, 2010, p. 142.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Thomas Fuller

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
Martin Luther King

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Ronald Reagan

Hope is the dream of a soul awake.
French Proverb

Never lose hope no matter how long it takes! Believe in yourself even when you feel alone in your battles.
Shadonna Richards, A Gift of Hope

He who hopes to avoid all failure and misfortune is trying to live in a fairyland; the wise man realistically accepts failure as a part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them.
Wilferd Peterson, The Art of Living

Thursday, March 22, 2012

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES : HONESTY

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES : HONESTY
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. Josh Billings

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! Sir Walter Scott

Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. Henry Louis Mencken

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Walter Anderson

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. George Washington

No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. Arthur C. Clarke

One of the most basic core values is honesty. Catherine Pulsifer

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. Zig Ziglar

Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. Charles Dickens

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. Spencer Johnson

Be prepared and be honest. John Wooden

There is no twilight zone of honesty in business. A thing is right or it's wrong. It's black or it's white. John F. Dodge

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child. Mary MacCracken

Be Silly. Be honest. Be kind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. Nelson Mandela

Honesty is fearing a negative response and telling the truth anyway. Michelle C. Ustaszeski

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration. Andrew Carnegie

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. Gandhi

Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth. Ambrose Bierce

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