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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Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Be who you are in every situation.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
A simple I love you means more than money.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Happy wife, happy life.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
I know that I will die laughing.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
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
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
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.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
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 ?
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.