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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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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

Vince Lombardi

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Kahlil Gibran

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.

Samuel Butler

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.

William Osler

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

William Yeats

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.

Thomas Carlyle

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

It is always your next move.

Napoleon Hill

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

Plutarch

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.

Oscar Wilde

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.

William Bridges

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

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.

Anonymous

In love beggar and king are equal.

Indian Proverb

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.

Dennis Waitley

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.

Bruce Lee

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.

Art Fry

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.

Stephen Covey

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 !

Swami Vivekananda

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.

Isaiah

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?

Bruce Lee

If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought

Peace Pilgrim

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.

Napoleon Hill

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes

Earl Nightingale

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.

Thomas Edison

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

Louise Hay

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

I saw and loved.

Edward Gibbon

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.

Leo Buscaglia

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

No man is wise enough by himself.

Plautus

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

You create your reality.

Unknown

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.

Thomas Edison

It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !

Taako

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.

Mother Teresa

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.

Art Linkletter

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

Love like there is no tomorrow.

Unknown

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.

Dennis Waitley

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.

H.L. Mencken

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

St. Clement

Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.

David Bly

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos

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

George Mueller

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.

Epictetus

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

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.

Karl Jaspers

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.

Leonard Berry

If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.

Anonymous

First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.

Swami Vivekananda

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.

Jim Croce

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Goethe

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

After your jump, the net appears.

Vincent Lauria

If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.

Milton Berle

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

Emily Dickinson

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.

Job 329

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

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 careers.

Michael E. DeBakey

No involvement, no commitment.

Stephen Covey

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.

Confucius

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Warren Buffett

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.

Karl Jaspers

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

Albert Einstein

The sun will come up tomorrow

Unknown

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.

Stephen Covey

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.

Elizabeth Ashley