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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.

Max DePree

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He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert H. Schuller

Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein

First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.

Napoleon Hill

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

Margaret Anderson

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

Dale Carnegie

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

Mark Victor Hansen

To my big brother George, the richest man in town !

Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.

Swami Vivekananda

From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.

Yiddish Proverb

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

What you cannot enforce, Do not command.

Sophocles

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

General Douglas MacArthur

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.

John Davidson Rockefeller

It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.

Anthony Robbins

Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.

W. Clement Stone

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.

Bruce Lee

Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.

Harvey Mackay

God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.

Swami Vivekananda

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.

Norman Vincent Peale

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.

Winston Churchill

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.

Norman Vincent Peale

Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.

John P. Strelecky

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

Anonymous

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

Swami Vivekananda

The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.

Abb D'Allanival

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

Albert Einstein

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

Thornton Wilder

As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.

Thomas Edison

It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.

Willie Mays

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. Jackson Brown

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action

Aristotle

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.

Geri Weitzman

Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.

Horace

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

Robert H. Schuller

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in

Abraham Lincoln

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

Cicero

God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.

Swami Vivekananda

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

Christy Borgeld

Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.

Erich Fromm

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.

Martha Washington

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.

Swami Vivekananda

Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.

La Rochefoucauld

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Unattributed

I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.

Jackie Joyner Kersee

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Albert Einstein

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

The dingo took my baby !

Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Norman Vincent Peale

Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl Menninger

Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.

John Wicker

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz

, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.

Swami Vivekananda

To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napolean Hill

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Kahlil Gibran

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.

Robert H. Schuller

Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.

Hubert Bonner

If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.

Anonymous

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Anthony Robbins

Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.

Unknown

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

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

Seneca

Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.

Christina Rossetti

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

Albert Einstein

I like to watch.

Chance, Being There (1979)

The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.

Stephen Covey

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.

George Mueller

Impossible situations can become possible miracles.

Robert H. Schuller

Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.

Winston Churchill

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Albert Einstein

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

Charlie Brown

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

Lou Holtz

Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

Unknown

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt