Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
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No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Love understands all languages.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
You had me at hello.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
The best way out is always through.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.