The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
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The giving of love is an education in itself.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The best way out is always through.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Hard work pays off.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Keep the Faith.
God doesn't make junk.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.