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100 Best Quotes

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1. “Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to
do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow
through.” Jarod Kintz
2. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Robert
Schuller
3. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you
want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never
stick it out.” Steve Jobs
4. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus.” Bruce Lee
5. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but
the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin
6. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Napoleon
7. “If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great
at anything.” Tom Rath
8. “A leader … is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most
nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all
along they are being directed from behind.” Nelson Mandela

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9. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed
next week.” George Patton
10.“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison
11.“Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” Colin Powell
12.“If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what
everyone else is doing.” Brad Szollose
13.“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher
14.“Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good
strategy.” Jimmy Spithill
15.“Power isn’t control at all-power is strength, and giving that strength to
others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a
leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have
the strength to stand on their own.” Beth Revis
16.“Do it or not. There is no try.” Yoda
17.“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do
what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them
while they do it.” Theodore Roosevelt

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18.“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the
ordinary.” Jim Rohn
19.“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.” Mark
Twain
20.“Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu
21.“The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important
things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” Brandon Sanderson
22.“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Tony
Blair
23.“I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for
failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” Herbert Bayard Swope
24.“Don’t tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise
you with their results.” George S. Patton Jr.
25.“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important
than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln
26.“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

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27.“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Robert
Louis Stevenson
28.“Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.”
Thomas John Carlisle
29.“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
30.“You never regret being kind.” Nicole Shepherd
31.“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do.
It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” David Allen
32.“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs
33.“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have
helped you.” John E. Southard
34.“Give as few orders as possible,” his father had told him once long ago. “Once
you’ve given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that
subject.” Frank Herbert (from Dune)
35.“Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that
your happiness can come from someone else’s success?” Bill Walton

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36.“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”
Bruce Feirstein
37.“Consensus: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and
policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one
objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely
because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause
would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?'”
Margaret Thatcher
38.“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done
because he wants to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
39.“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous
decision.” Peter F. Drucker
40.“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” Robert
Collier
41.“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what
you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
42.“There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are
based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his
authority through understanding and trust.” Klaus Balkenhol

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43.“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert
Einstein
44.“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a
difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid
you will succeed.” Ray Goforth
45.“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people
where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter
46.“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn
Rand
47.“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to
convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.” Henry David
Thoreau
48.“I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” Robert E.
Lee
49.“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” Nancy D. Solomon
50.“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like
expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” Shari R.
Barr

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51.“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the
work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless
sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
52.“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t
wish it were easier; wish you were better.” Jim Rohn
53.“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor
Roosevelt
54.“A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame
and a little less than his share of the credit.” John Maxwell
55.“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.
He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan
56.“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never
the private sacrifices to reach them.” Vaibhav Shah
57.“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be
paid to do more than you do.” Anonymous
58.“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John Maxwell
59.“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
Albert Schweitzer

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60.“The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends,
family, and neighbors.” Napoleon Hill
61.“Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for
others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” Orrin Woodward
62.“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized
how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
63.“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how
we perform, is truly important to other people.” Andre Dubus
64.“The best revenge is massive success.” Frank Sinatra
65.“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to
motivate them.” John C. Maxwell
66.“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an
activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson
67.“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that
you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail
away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

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68.“When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely
matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion,
and when you do that, folks follow.” Jerry Porras
69.“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” J. Petit Senn
70.“Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have,
select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if
you did not have them.” Marcus Aurelius
71.“Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.”
Sue Knight
72.“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
Peter F. Drucker
73.“A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the
real reason.” J.P. Morgan
74.“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill
75.“Leadership is an action, not a position.” Donald McGannon
76.“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss
people.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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77.“In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we
need to be by remaining what we are.” Max De Pree
78.“In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the
idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.” Seth Godin
79.“A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is
someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the
strength to stand on their own.” Beth Revis
80.“View your life from your funeral: Looking back at your life experiences, what
have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but
didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you
do again, and what wouldn’t you do?” Victor Frankl
81.“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher
82.“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them
looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in
your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma,
whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the
difference in my life.” Steve Jobs
83.“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” John D. Rockefeller

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84.“Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that
is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” Patrick Lencioni
85.“Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” John F. Kennedy
86.“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher
demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward
87.“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that
nothing is.” Thomas Szasz
88.“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They
vary in their desires to reach their potential.” John Maxwell
89.“Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are
governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about
thoughts and ideas.” Margaret Thatcher
90.“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, dream of it, 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.”
Swami Vivekananda
91.“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of
value.” Albert Einstein

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92.“Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing
something right, then praise them for it.” Tom Hopkins
93.“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not
giving it.” William Arthur Ward
94.“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” Gertrude Stein
95.“To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” Alan
Cohen
96.“Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life
influencing another.” John C. Maxwell
97.“Always remember, Son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least.
Whether it’s cattle, or horses, or men, the least government is the best
government.” Ralph Moody
98.“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry
David Thoreau
99.“Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.”
Ronald Reagan

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100. “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned,
practiced, and mastered-just like any other skill. Once you master it,
everything in your life will change for the better.” Barrie Davenport

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