Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
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If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
It is always your next move.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Attitude determines altitude.
In love beggar and king are equal.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
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.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
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.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I saw and loved.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
You create your reality.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
After your jump, the net appears.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great men are not always wise.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
No involvement, no commitment.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.