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"Action may not always bring
happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
doesn't give us chances. Life is our
chance to give."
"The best things in
life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself."
"I haven’t failed; I
just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.”
"The leader shows
that style is no substitute for substance, that creating an impression is
not more potent than acting from one's center."
"I would say that IQ
is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job
in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer, or nurse, for example. But
once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much
stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we
handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we
are in a given job."
"Influence comes from
trust -from a person's expertise, integrity, and empathy as perceived by
others. Maximum influence accrues to those who are strong in all three
"Selecting the right
people with potential to excel and then developing those people through the
coaching and mentoring process to achieve
"To handle yourself,
use your head. To handle others, use your heart."
"In the new year, may
your right hand always be stretched out in
"People are not your
most important asset. The right people are."
"You give but little
when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you
"What we are is God's
gift to us. What we become is our gift to God."
"A hug is a great
gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange."
"The Lord loveth a
cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch."
"God gave you a gift
of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to
"Let us rise up and
be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a
little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if
we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.
"As we express our
gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to
utter words, but to live by them.
arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
"Gratefulness is the
key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not
grateful, then no matter how much we have we
"I wish people who
have trouble communicating would just shut up!"
We can communicate an
idea around the world in seventy seconds, but it sometimes takes years for
an idea to get through a quarter inch of human skull."
"The art of
conversation, like everything else, can be cultivated. No one can expect to
talk well without practice."
"It is more noble by
silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it."
happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
"Always be smarter
than the people who hire you."
"To lead people, walk
"I'd rather be a
failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate."
"Being in power is
like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
"The opportunity of a
lifetime must be seized in the lifetime of the
"Success has a simple
formula: do your best, and people may like it."
involves risk. You can't steal second base and keep
"Do what you love,
love what you do, and deliver more
"Be courteous to all,
but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them
"The friends thou
hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of
steel, but do not dull thypalm with entertainment of each new-hatched
"For safety is not a
gadget but a state of mind."
"Those who would give
up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither
liberty nor safety."
"To have more, you
must first become more."
"Achievement seems to
be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They
make mistakes but they don't quit."
"Knowing is not
enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
"You are not here
merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more
amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.
You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this
"Our deepest fear is
not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond
“I am convinced that
nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At
the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”
"All I am I owe to my
mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and
physical education I received from her."
"We are what we
repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act,
"Motivation is what
gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
"Sloth makes all
things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must
trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while
laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
"May you always walk
"True success is
overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful."
"If your actions
inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a
"All the world's a
stage, and all the men and women merely players."
"Work is love made
"To be well informed
is to have the world at your fingers."
“You were born to
win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to
"If you can imagine
it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it."