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Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
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.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Where there's life, there's hope.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
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.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Ability is sexless.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
The best things in life are not things.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
It's never too late.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.