Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
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Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Fortune favors the brave.
Live life with passion.
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If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
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Never say die.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
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You complete me.
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Success leaves clues.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
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Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
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You're so money, and you don't even know it.
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Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
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Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
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First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
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Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
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Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
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Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
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The world belongs to the energetic.
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The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
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Remove failure as an option.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
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Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
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If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
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The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
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Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
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There's no place like home.
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Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Open the pod bay doors,
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Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !