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I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.

** Leo Rosten

We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.

** Madame Swetchine

Success requires the vision to see, the faith to believe, and the courage to do.

** Author Unknown

Ambition, confidence, enthusiasm and success are produced by courage, faith, pride, and hard work.

** Harry F. Banks

Success is not a matter of desire, but the product of hard work.

** Jack Barringer

To succeed, one must possess an effective combination of ability, ambition, courage, drive, hard work, integrity, and loyalty.

** Harry F. Banks

Never mind what others do; better than yourself, beat your own record from day to do, and you are a success.

** William J.H. Boetckner

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.

** Maya Angelou

They never fail who die in a great cause.

** George Gordon Byron

The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.

** Philip Caldwell

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

** Bill Cosby

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.

** Ralph Waldo Emerson

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

** Napoleon Hill

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

** Robert Francis Kennedy

Be like a postage stamp: stick to one thing until you get there

** Margaret Carty

We have a 'strategic' plan. It's called doing things.

** Herb Kelleher, South West Airlines

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not a sum of what we have been but what we yearn to be.

** Jose Ortega y Gassett

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

** Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.

** Mary Sarton

Management has a lot to do with answers. Leadership is a function of questions. And the first question for a leader always is: 'Who do we intend to be?' Not 'What are we going to do?' but 'Who do we intend to be?'

** Max DePree, Hermann Miller

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves

** Joseph P. Thompson

This is the true joy in life ** being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy

** George Bernard Shaw

No legitimate business man ever got started on the road to permanent success by any other means than that of hard, intelligent work, coupled with an earned credit, plus character

** F.D. Van Amburgh

We come to feel as we behave

** Paul Pearsall

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

** Samuel Johnson

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit

** Aristotle

The wisest mind has something yet to learn

** George Santayana

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

** Calvin Coolidge

The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.

** Christian Bovee

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time

** Mark Twain

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today

** Rotarian

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible

** Stanislaus Lezczynski

Walk away from it [your problems] until you get stronger. All your troubles will be there when you get back, but you'll be better able to cope.

** Lady Bird Johnson

I've been failing for like, ten or eleven years. When it turns, it'll turn. Right now I'm just trying' to squeeze through a very tight financial period, get the movie out, and put my things in order.

** Francis Ford Coppola

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

** Napoleon Hill

The problems you have you experience in your mind. The solutions to those problems lie in the same place

** Dr. Wayne Dyer

Have no fear of change as such and, on the other hand, no liking for it merely for its own sake.

** Robert Moses

Fear is a fine spur.

** Irish proverb

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.

** Mark Twain

Clarifying expectations sometimes takes a great deal of courage. It seems easier to act as though differences don't exist and to hope things will work out than it is to face the differences and work together to arrive at a mutually agreeable set of expectations.

** Stephen R. Covey

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

** Mother Teresa

You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.

** Walt Disney

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow

** Charles Brower

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities

** Stephen R. Covey

The object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy them

** John Ruskin

It was much later that I realized Dad's secret. He gained respect by giving it. He talked and listened to the fourth-grade kids in Spring Valley who shined shoes the same way he talked and listened to a bishop or a college president. He was seriously interested in who you were and what you had to say.

** Sara Lawrence

The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.

** Bertrand Russell

How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms.

** Aristotle.

There's only one thing worse than the man who will argue over anything, and that's the man who will argue over nothing.

** Laurence Peter

We talk on principle, but we act on interest.

** Walter Savage Landor

Everything requires time. It is the only true universal condition. All work takes place and uses time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.

** Peter Drucker

There are two kinds of people: those who finish what they start, and so on

** Robert Byrne

If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.

** Ben Nicholas

If at first you don't succeed, you're running above average.

** M. H. Alderson

Ninety percent of what we call 'management' consists of making it difficult for people to get things done.

** Peter Drucker

The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

** Finley Peter Dunne

We are tomorrow's past.

** Mary Webb

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

** Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Each day of your life, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can square away for a happy and successful day. It's the mood and the purpose at the inception of each day that are the important facts in charting your course for the day. We can always square away for a fresh start, no matter what the past has been. It's today that is the paramount problem always. Yesterday is but history

** George Matthew Adams

Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.

** Mother Teresa

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

** John F. Kennedy

The equation of leadership with positional power also reveals assumptions about the nature and shape of our organizations that are fast becoming obsolete. 

** Sally Hegesen

A leader is best when people barely know he exists.  But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say we did this ourselves!

** Lao Tse

The three most admired Leader characteristics; a. Communicates, allows input, is willing to listen; b. Is interested, appreciative, supportive, and considerate; & c. Displays honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness.

** Jim Lundy

Leaders are, in effect, change agents. They encourage others to take risks and, if they fail, the leader does not place blame, but rather, urges them to try again.

** Donald T. Philips

In the final analysis, the principles of leadership are nothing less than the principles of humanity; treating people with respect and dignity;, raising awareness; creating a vision and involving others; bonding together through alliances and teamwork; risking all; learning from mistakes; refusing to lose; inspiring rather than coercing; listening; compromising; caring; ever changing; and ever achieving.  

** Donald T. Philips

Now the general is the pillar of the State: if the pillar has mastered all points of war, the State wills be strong; if the pillar is defective, the State will be weak.

** Sun Tzu said

The masterful leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to proper methods and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success.

** Sun Tzu said

The highest form of generalship is to defeat the enemy’s plans; the next best is to keep the enemy’s forces divided; the next best is to attack the enemy’s army in the field; and the worst policy is to besiege walled


** Sun Tzu said

He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent, and thereby succeed in winning, may be called heaven born captain.

** Sun Tzu said

A general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.

** Sun Tzu said

If a general shows confidence in his men but always insists on his orders being obeyed, the gain will be Mutual.

** Sun Tzu said

The general who advances without seeking fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.

** Sun Tzu said

To muster his army and bring it into danger may be termed the business of the general.

** Sun Tzu said

The enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead; the good general cultivates his resources.

** Sun Tzu said

What enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men is foreknowledge.

** Sun Tzu said

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.

** Elbert Hubbard

A man with ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything. 

** Donald Kircher

He is able who thinks he is able.   

** Buddha

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.

** Baltasar Gracian,

A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it.  

** Anon

Leaders are bridges that connect people to the future. They include others’ visions in their own, building alliances and partnerships based on shared aspirations.

** Caela Farren & Beverly Kaye

Effective leaders are passionate about the cause they are promoting and about their commitment to the greater or public good. 

** Sara E. Melendez

Leadership, ultimately, is an emotional bond, sometimes even a passionate commitment between followers and the leader and his or her goals.

** Judith M. Bardwick

Successful communities, even those with long traditions of organizational community leadership, will continue to broaden the circles of leadership to create a system for the community that is neither centralized nor decentralized, but rather polycentric.

** Suzanne W. Morse

The first responsibility of a leader is to define what can be. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor.  

** Max Depree

In effect groups, everybody takes leadership, and multiple leaders are a dynamic aspect of leadership. 

** John E. Tropman

In learning organizations (organizations that continually expand their capacity to create its future), leaders are designers, stewards, and teachers. 

** Peter M. Senge

I have concluded that for me the central component of leadership is responsibility….And more often than not, it is that feeling of responsibility that inspires the best leadership.

** Kathryn Whitmore

Effective leaders give attention to both task and social, are both effective and efficient, possess both a concern for production and a concern for people.

** Peter M. Vail

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.Tacitus in, Best Quotations for All Occasions Effective leadership and charismatic, visionary influence is not an extra, it is the way an organization and its

people move from today to tomorrow.

** George F. Simons

Artistic leaders help us see beyond today’s reality to forms that release untapped individual energies and improve collective performance.

** Lee Bolman & Terrance Deal

Leadership is thus a subtle process of mutual influence fusing thought, feeling, and action to produce cooperative effort in the service of purposes and values of both the  leader and the led.

** Lee Bolman & Terrance Deal

We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd. 

** Anon

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

** William Blake

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

** Les Brown

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

** Henry Ford

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

** Anatole France

The best way out is always through.

** Robert Frost

The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer... He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.

** Robert L. Schwartz

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.

** Harold Taylor

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

** Mark Twain

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, You can become it.

** William Arthur Ward

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.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

** Abraham Lincoln

Bluntness is a virtue.

** Allison Ling

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

** Thomas B. Macaulay

When you choose your friends, don't be short** changed by choosing personality over character.

** W. Somerset Maugham

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else

** Yogi Berra

Our aspirations are our possibilities

** Robert Browning

Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it.

** Col. Michael Friedsam

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

** Lao- Tzu

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find a way.

** Abraham Lincoln

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

** Les Brown

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

** Stephen A. Brennan

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

** Henry Ford

This one step choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.

** Scott Reed

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.

** Ben Stein

Honesty is the cornerstone of character.

** B.C. Forbes

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

** Thomas Jefferson

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

** William Shakespeare

Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.

** Joseph Sugarman

Great hopes make great men.

** Thomas Fuller

Hope is a waking dream.

** Aristotle

The men who build the future are those who know that greater things are yet to come, and that they themselves will help bring them about. Their minds are illuminated by the blazing sun of home. They never stop to doubt. They haven’t time.

** Melvin J. Evans

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

** Orison S. Marden

Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.

** Charles Sawyer

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.

** Mary Kay Ash

The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers.

** Kahlil Gibran,

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

** Helen Keller

A will finds a way.

** Orison Swett Marden

Every exit is an entry somewhere.

** Tom Stoppard

The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

** Oscar Wilde

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.

** Ziggy

Attitude produces character, and character produces hope.

** Mark Brunett

Character is the real foundation for all worthwhile success

** John Hays Hammond

Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support, and opens a sure way to wealth, honor, and happiness.

** John Howe

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.

** Elmer G. Letterman

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

** H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

To measure the man, measure his heart.

** Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.

** John Holt

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

** Elbert Hubbard

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

** Helen Keller

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.

** Ken Keys

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

If you have a lemon, make lemonade.

** Howard Gossage

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

** Vaclav Havel

A leader is one who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way.

** Author Unknown

A leader is a dealer of hope.

** Napoleon Bonaparte

Real leaders are ordinary people, with extraordinary determinations

** John Seaman Garns

Leadership is an action, not a position.

** Donald H. McGannon

A great leader never sets himself above his followers except in carrying responsibilities.

** Jules Ormont

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

** Anon

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.

** Warren Bennis

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

** Sir Winston Churchill

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

** Stephen Covey

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is

a servant.

** Max De Pree,

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

** Dwight D. Eisenhower

In simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up,
and goes.

** John Erksine

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

** John Glassgow

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.

** Theodore Hesburgh

The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, 'Go ' ** a leader says, 'Let's go '

** E.M. Kelly

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.

** Blaine Lee

The great leaders are like the best conductors ** they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.

** Blaine Lee

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

** Walter Lippmann

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.

** Walter Lippman

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.

** Andre Malraux, Man's Hope

The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.

** Fred A. Manske, Jr.

Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.

** Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

No amount of study or learning will make a man a leader unless he has the natural qualities of one.

** Archibald Wavell

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

** Francis Bacon

The way to miss success is to miss the opportunity.

** Victor Chasles

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

** Walt Kelly

Opportunity has power over all things.

** Sophocles

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

** Sir Winston Churchill

If it exists, it’s possible.

** John P. Grier

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

** Ann Landers

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

** Orison Swett Marden

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.

** Bruce Marten

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

** Pogo

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

** Flora Whittemore

Whatever strengthens and purifies the affections, enlarges the imagination, and adds spirit to sense, is useful.

** Percy Bysshe Shelley

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength.

** Henry Ward Beecher

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